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The Resource International relations in a changing global system : toward a theory of the world polity, Seyom Brown

International relations in a changing global system : toward a theory of the world polity, Seyom Brown

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International relations in a changing global system : toward a theory of the world polity
Title
International relations in a changing global system
Title remainder
toward a theory of the world polity
Statement of responsibility
Seyom Brown
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The contemporary system of nation states is experiencing a profound transformation. Since the seventeenth century the world polity has consisted of a shifting set of individual, more or less autonomous states; today there are more professedly sovereign countries than ever, but they are so much more closely interconnected than before that the essential nature of the world polity has been dramatically altered. It is the task of international relations theory to keep up with a changing world, and in this short text Seyom Brown develops the outline of a new theory that places the politics of international relations in a wider global context of economics, ecology, culture, and conflicting values. Simple in conception, logically tight, and brilliantly executed, International Relations in a Changing Global System presents a new way of thinking about the global system of nations. Brown explains how the present international system originated and has evolved, examines its current problems, and explores how it might be altered to address these problems. Clear-eyed yet optimistic, connected to the history of international relations yet looking to a much different future, Professor Brown's unique text challenges its readers to think in new ways about our planets future. Teachers and students will find it accessible, yet challenging. It is an ideal textbook for the contemporary classroom
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Brown, Seyom
Dewey number
327.1/01
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1305
LC item number
.B766 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • International relations
  • International organization
  • Organización internacional
  • Internationale betrekkingen
  • Theorieën
  • Außenpolitik
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International relations in a changing global system : toward a theory of the world polity, Seyom Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-181) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: The Need for a Theory of the World Polity. What Needs to Be Explained. Breaking Out of the Confines of "Realist" Theory. Definitions and Distinctions. Toward Appropriate Theory: The Reassertion of Conventional Wisdom. The Role of Normative Concepts -- pt. 1. Analytical Framework. 1. The Anarchic Structure of the Nation-State System. Why Anarchy? The Metamorphosis of State System into Nation-State System. 2. The Phenomenon of International Cooperation. Cooperation Consistent with Anarchy. Efforts to Overcome Global Anarchy. 3. The Prominence of War. War as "Normal" Human Behavior. Structural Explanations of the Prominence of War. The Normative Culture. 4. Vast Economic Disparities Among Countries. Historical Sources of the Global Poverty Gap. Rectification Issues. 5. The Mismatch Between Polity and Ecology. The Changing Consciousness. Implications for the Functioning and Structure of the World Polity. 6. Human Rights vs. State Rights. The Human Rights Ethos and Its Historical Antecedents. World Society, Human Rights, and the Future of the World Polity: Toward a New Paradigm. 7. The Incongruity of Society and Governance in the Nation-State System. The Traditional Sovereign State System. The Contemporary Pattern -- pt. 2. Toward Normative Theory. 8. The Normative Framework. The Concept of World Interests. The World Interests of Highest Value. 9. Implications for Public Policy and Institutional Development. Conflict Control. Biosphere Protection. Basic Subsistence. Accountability. The Realism of Global Community. Conclusion: The Case for a Normatlvely Oriented Theory of the World Polity. Essential Features of the Theory. The World Polity as a Normative Project
Control code
25282384
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780813308142
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92003850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1460668
Label
International relations in a changing global system : toward a theory of the world polity, Seyom Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Need for a Theory of the World Polity. What Needs to Be Explained. Breaking Out of the Confines of "Realist" Theory. Definitions and Distinctions. Toward Appropriate Theory: The Reassertion of Conventional Wisdom. The Role of Normative Concepts -- pt. 1. Analytical Framework. 1. The Anarchic Structure of the Nation-State System. Why Anarchy? The Metamorphosis of State System into Nation-State System. 2. The Phenomenon of International Cooperation. Cooperation Consistent with Anarchy. Efforts to Overcome Global Anarchy. 3. The Prominence of War. War as "Normal" Human Behavior. Structural Explanations of the Prominence of War. The Normative Culture. 4. Vast Economic Disparities Among Countries. Historical Sources of the Global Poverty Gap. Rectification Issues. 5. The Mismatch Between Polity and Ecology. The Changing Consciousness. Implications for the Functioning and Structure of the World Polity. 6. Human Rights vs. State Rights. The Human Rights Ethos and Its Historical Antecedents. World Society, Human Rights, and the Future of the World Polity: Toward a New Paradigm. 7. The Incongruity of Society and Governance in the Nation-State System. The Traditional Sovereign State System. The Contemporary Pattern -- pt. 2. Toward Normative Theory. 8. The Normative Framework. The Concept of World Interests. The World Interests of Highest Value. 9. Implications for Public Policy and Institutional Development. Conflict Control. Biosphere Protection. Basic Subsistence. Accountability. The Realism of Global Community. Conclusion: The Case for a Normatlvely Oriented Theory of the World Polity. Essential Features of the Theory. The World Polity as a Normative Project
Control code
25282384
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780813308142
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92003850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1460668

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