Book Understanding global conflict and cooperation : an introduction to theory and history / Joseph S. Nye, Jr., David A. Welch.
Associated Name: Welch, David A.
Publication year: c2011.
Call Number JZ1305 .N942 2011
Media class: Book
Edition: 8th ed.
Publisher: Boston : Longman
ISBN: 9780205778744 0205778747
Rev. ed. of: Understanding international conflicts, c2009 -- T.p. verso.
Extent: xiv, 338 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
This book is a brief and penetrating introduction to the study of world politics in an era of complex interdependence. This text employs lessons from both theory and history to evaluate conflict and cooperation among global actors and to provide students with a resilient analytical framework. From twentieth and twenty-first century conflicts to global trade and finance, global governance, and the information revolution, this book expands substantially on previous editions of this classic work to provide a lucid and thought-provoking survey of international relations today.
Foreword / Robert O. Keohane -- 1. Is there an enduring logic of conflict in world politics? -- What is international politics? -- The Peloponnesian War -- Ethical questions and international politics. -- 2. Explaining conflict and cooperation : tools and techniques of the trade -- Key concepts -- Levels of analysis -- Paradigms nd theories -- Counterfactuals and "virtual history." -- 3. From Westphalia to World War I -- Managing great power conflict : balance and concert -- The origins of World War I. -- 4. The failure of collective security and World War II -- The rise and fall of collective security -- The origins of World War II. -- 5. The Cold War -- Deterrence and containment -- Three approaches to the Cold War -- Roosevelt's policies -- Stalin's policies -- Phases of the conflict -- Inevitability? -- Levels of analysis -- U.S. and Soviet goals in the Cold War -- Containment -- The Vietnam War -- The rest of the Cold War -- The end of the Cold War -- The role of nuclear weapons. -- 6. Post-Cold War conflict and cooperation -- Managing conflict -- International law and organization -- Intrastate conflict -- Interstate conflict. -- 7. Globalization and interdependence -- The dimensions of globalization -- The concept of interdependence -- The politics of oil. -- The information revolution and transnational actors -- Power and the information revolution -- Transnational actors -- Conclusions. -- 9. What can we expect in the future? -- Alternative visions -- A new world order? -- Thinking about the future.