International Order and the Future of World Politics

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Hall, John Anthony Hall, Thazha Varkey Paul, T. V. Paul, John A. Hall
Cambridge University Press, Jul 8, 1999 - Political Science - 421 pages
In this volume distinguished scholars from different social science disciplines assess the emerging international order. The volume's three sections examine theories and strategies of order; the prospects of the major likely contenders for world leadership (the United States, Russia, China, the European Union, Japan and India); and the challenges to world order, including globalization, nationalism, ethnic and religious conflict, environmental degradation, and the spread of weapons of mass destruction. This book thus offers a comprehensive account of the prospects for a peaceful and just international order in the next century.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theories and strategies
17
A realist view three images of the coming international order
19
A liberal view preserving and expanding the liberal pacific union
41
Preconditions for prudence a sociological synthesis of realism and liberalism
67
An institutionalist view international institutions and state strategies
78
Is the truth out there? Eight questions about international order
99
Contenders major powers and international order
121
India as a limited challenger?
213
Challenges
235
Has globalization ended the rise and rise of the nationstate?
237
Stateless nations and the emerging international order
262
The coming chaos? Armed conflict in the worlds periphery
283
Political religion in the twentyfirst century
311
Environmental security in the coming century
328
Demography domestic conflict and the international order
352

Liberal hegemony and the future of American postwar order
123
Russia responses to relative decline
146
The European Union economic giant political dwarf
155
Unsteady anticipation reflections on the future of Japans changing political economy
178
Chinese perspectives on world order
197
Great equalizers or agents of chaos? Weapons of mass destruction and the emerging international order
373
Conclusions
393
The state and the future of world politics
395
Index
409
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