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Shiping Tang has very broad research interests and has published widely. He is the author of A Theory of Security Strategy for Our Time: Defensive Realism (Palgrave-Macmillan 2010) and A General Theory of Institutional Change (Routledge, 2011). He is also the co-editor of Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points (Palgrave-Macmillan 2009). His most recent publications include many articles in leading journals in international relations, comparative politics, and philosophy of social sciences. His next book is On Social Evolution. He is Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan Univeristy, Shanghai, China.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Part I: Preparing the Ground
Introduction: Why an Evolutionary Approach toward IR?
1. From Biological Evolution to Social Evolution
Part II: The Systemic Transformation of International Politics
2. Paradise Lost and Paradigm Gained: The Making of the Offensive Chapter From the Offensive Realism World to a Defensive Realism World
3. From the Offensive Realism World to a Defensive Realism World
Part III. Implications and Conclusion
4. A More Rule-based International System Unfolding
5. International System as an Evolutionary System
Appendix I. Evidences from Ethnographic Anthropology
Appendix II. Supplementary Tables for Chapter 2
Appendix III. The Coming of Warfare in Secondary Subsystems