Dangerous Times?: The International Politics of Great Power Peace

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/15/2010
  • Publisher: Georgetown Univ Pr
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What horrors will the twenty-first century bring? For many, people, a clash of civilizations and a perilous return to great power rivalries are the dominant visions of things to come. Fueled by daily headlines, overwhelming majorities of people from all walks of life consider the world to be a far more chaotic, frightening, and ultimately more dangerous place than ever before, Christopher J. Fettweis argues that these impressions, however widespread, are wrong. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Anxiety, Danger, and the Ghost of Norman Angellp. 1
Explaining Behavioral Change: Why Norms Evolvep. 19
From Opium to Obsolescence: The Norms of Warp. 37
On Predicting International Affairsp. 57
Evaluating the Crystal Ballsp. 83
Resource Wars? The Three Stages of Petroleum Politicsp. 110
Theory and Great Power Peacep. 135
Grand Strategy and Great Power Peacep. 154
Foreign Policy and Great Power Peace: Restraint in Practicep. 183
Conclusion: Angell, Honor, and the Proliferation of Peacep. 215
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 263
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