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Understanding International Conflicts : An Introduction to Theory and History

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
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Summary

Part of the "Longman Classics in Political Science" series, Nye's best-selling text has been completely updated with new discussions about Middle East politics, including the Israel-Palestine dispute and the Iraq war, terrorism in general and radical Islamic terrorism in particular, the global politics of oil, and much more. Replete with illustrative examples and written in a lively, engaging manner, this is a brief, inexpensive book that students will buy and actually enjoy reading. It deftly balances theory and history to help students develop a well-rounded, informed framework for analyzing the international issues confronting us at the beginning of the 21st Century.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD xi
PREFACE xiii
CHAPTER 1 IS THERE AN ENDURING LOGIC OF CONFLICT IN WORLD POLITICS? 1(32)
What Is International Politics?
3(9)
Two Views of Anarchic Politics
4(4)
Building Blocks
8(4)
The Peloponnesian War
12(8)
A Short Version of a Long Story
12(3)
Causes and Theories
15(2)
Inevitability and the Shadow of the Future
17(3)
Ethical Questions and International Politics
20(8)
Limits on Ethics in International Relations
21(2)
Three Views of the Role of Morality
23(5)
Chronology: Peloponnesian Wars
28(1)
Study Questions
29(1)
Notes
29(1)
Selected Readings
30(1)
Further Readings
30(3)
CHAPTER 2 ORIGINS OF THE GREAT TWENTIETH-CENTURY CONFLICTS 33(26)
International Systems and Levels of Causation
33(18)
Levels of Analysis
35(2)
Systems: Structure and Process
37(1)
Revolutionary and Moderate Goals and Instruments
38(2)
The Structure and Process of the Nineteenth-Century System
40(2)
A Modern Sequel
42(1)
Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy
43(2)
Liberalism Revived
45(3)
Liberal Democracy and War
48(1)
Defining National Interests
49(1)
Variations in Foreign Policies
50(1)
Counterfactuals
51(3)
Plausibility
52(1)
Proximity in Time
53(1)
Relation to Theory
53(1)
Facts
54(1)
Chronologies: Europe
54(2)
Study Questions
56(1)
Notes
56(1)
Selected Readings
57(1)
Further Readings
57(2)
CHAPTER 3 BALANCE OF POWER AND WORLD WAR I 59(28)
Balance of Power
59(1)
Power
60(10)
Balances as Distributions of Power
64(1)
Balance of Power as Policy
65(2)
Balance of Power as Multipolar Systems
67(2)
Alliances
69(1)
The Origins of World War I
70(13)
Three Levels of Analysis
70(6)
Was War Inevitable?
76(3)
What Kind of War?
79(2)
The Funnel of Choices
81(1)
Lessons of History Again
82(1)
Chronology: The Road to World War I
83(1)
Study Questions
84(1)
Notes
84(1)
Selected Readings
85(1)
Further Readings
85(2)
CHAPTER 4 THE FAILURE OF COLLECTIVE SECURITY AND WORLD WAR II 87(28)
The Rise and Fall of Collective Security
87(9)
The League of Nations
88(2)
The United States and the League of Nations
90(1)
The Early Days of the League
91(3)
The Manchurian Failure
94(1)
The Ethiopian Debacle
95(1)
The Origins of World War II
96(15)
Hitler's War?
96(2)
Hitler's Strategy
98(4)
The Role of the Individual
102(1)
Systemic and Domestic Causes
103(1)
Was War Inevitable?
104(2)
The Pacific War
106(4)
Appeasement and Two Types of War
110(1)
Chronology: Between the World Wars
111(1)
Study Questions
112(1)
Notes
112(1)
Selected Readings
113(1)
Further Readings
113(2)
CHAPTER 5 THE COLD WAR 115(42)
Deterrence and Containment
116(1)
Three Approaches to the Cold War
117(2)
Roosevelt's Policies
119(1)
Stalin's Policies
120(1)
Phases of the Conflict
121(5)
Inevitability?
126(2)
Levels of Analysis
128(2)
U.S. and Soviet Goals in the Cold War
130(1)
Containment
131(1)
The Rest of the Cold War
132(2)
The End of the Cold War
134(5)
The Role of Nuclear Weapons
139(11)
Physics and Politics
139(3)
Balance of Terror
142(1)
Problems of Nuclear Deterrence
143(2)
The Cuban Missile Crisis
145(3)
Moral Issues
148(2)
Chronology: The Cold War Years
150(4)
Study Questions
154(1)
Notes
154(1)
Selected Readings
155(1)
Further Readings
155(2)
CHAPTER 6 INTERVENTION, INSTITUTIONS, AND REGIONAL AND ETHNIC CONFLICTS 157(47)
Ethnic Conflicts
158(3)
Intervention and Sovereignty
161(8)
Defining Intervention
162(1)
Sovereignty
163(1)
Judging Intervention
164(1)
Exceptions to the Rule
165(2)
Problems of Self-Determination
167(2)
The Vietnam War
169(6)
Motives, Means, and Consequences
173(2)
International Law and Organization
175(10)
Domestic Analogies
175(2)
Predictability and Legitimacy
177(1)
United Nations: Collective Security and Peacekeeping
178(7)
Conflicts in the Middle East
185(13)
The Questions of Nationalism
186(3)
The Arab-Israeli Conflicts
189(3)
The 1991 Persian Gulf War and Its Aftermath
192(6)
Chronology: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
198(2)
Study Questions
200(1)
Notes
201(1)
Selected Readings
201(1)
Further Readings
202(2)
CHAPTER 7 GLOBALIZATION AND INTERDEPENDENCE 204(29)
The Dimensions of Globalization
205(5)
What's New About Twenty-First-Century Globalization?
207(2)
Political Reactions to Globalization
209(1)
Power and Interdependence
210(1)
The Concept of Interdependence
210(13)
Sources of Interdependence
211(1)
Benefits of Interdependence
212(1)
Costs of Interdependence
213(2)
Symmetry of Interdependence
215(3)
Leadership and Institutions in the World Economy
218(4)
Realism and Complex Interdependence
222(1)
The Politics of Oil
223(6)
Oil as a Power Resource
227(2)
Study Questions
229(1)
Notes
229(1)
Selected Readings
230(1)
Further Readings
230(3)
CHAPTER 8 THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION, TRANSNATIONAL ACTORS, AND THE DIFFUSION OF POWER 233(28)
Power and the Information Revolution
233(8)
Lessons from the Past
235(2)
A New World Politics?
237(1)
Sovereignty and Control
237(4)
Transnational Actors
241(9)
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
244(3)
Transnational Terrorism
247(3)
Information and Power Among States
250(7)
The Information Revolution and Complex Interdependence
252(3)
The Information Revolution and Democratization
255(2)
Study Questions
257(1)
Notes
257(1)
Selected Readings
258(1)
Further Readings
258(3)
CHAPTER 9 A NEW WORLD ORDER? 261(25)
Alternative Designs for the Future
261(12)
The End of History or the Clash of Civilizations?
266(2)
Technology and the Diffusion of Power
268(2)
Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
270(2)
Transnational Threats and the Concept of Security
272(1)
A New World Order?
273(8)
Future Configurations of Power
274(3)
The Prison of Old Concepts
277(2)
The Evolution of a Hybrid World Order
279(2)
Thinking About the Future
281(1)
Study Questions
282(1)
Notes
283(1)
Selected Readings
283(1)
Further Readings
283(3)
GLOSSARY 286(4)
CREDITS 290(1)
INDEX 291


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