Updated in its 9thedition, Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperationis a concise and penetrating introduction to world politics in an era of complex interdependence. This text employs lessons from theory and history to examine conflict and cooperating among global actors and thus to provide readers with a durable analytical framework. From twentieth and twenty-first century wars to global finance and global governance, Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation,expands substantially on a classic work and continues to deliver a thought-provoking survey of international relations today.
Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor at and former Dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also served as a Deputy to the Undersecretary of State in the Carter Administration, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Clinton Administration, and Chair of the National Intelligence Council.
David A. Welch is CIGI Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.
Chapter 1. Are There Enduring Logics of Cooperation in World Politics?
Chapter 2. Explaining Conflict and Cooperation: Tools and Techniques of the Trade
Chapter 3. From Westphalia to World War I
Chapter 4. The Failure of Collective Security and World War II
Chapter 5. The Cold War
Chapter 6. Post-Cold War Cooperation, Conflict, Flashpoints
Chapter 7. Globalization and Interdependence
Chapter 8. The Information Revolution and Transnational Actors
Chapter 9. What Can We Expect in the Future?