Power, the State, and Sovereignty: Essays on International Relations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-20
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Stephen Krasner has been one of the most influential theorists within international relations and international political economy over the past few decades.Power, the State, and Sovereigntyis a collection of his key scholarly works. The book includes both a framing introduction written for this volume, and a concluding essay examining the relationship between academic research and the actual making of foreign policy. Drawing on both his extensive academic work and his experiences during his recent role within the Bush administration (as Director for Policy Planning at the US State department) Krasner has revised and updated all of the essays in the collection to provide a coherent discussion of the importance of power, ideas, and domestic structures in world politics. Progressing through a carefully structured evaluation of US domestic politics and foreign policy, international politics and finally sovereignty, this volume is essential reading for all serious scholars of international politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Actors And Institutions In The Study Of International Politics
Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy
Defending the National Interest
US Commercial and Monetary Policy: Unravelling the Paradox of External Strength and Internal Weakness
Approaches to the State: Alternative Conceptions and Historical Dynamics
Sovereignty: An Institutional Perspective
International Politics
Structural Causes and Regime Consequences: Regimes as Intervening Variables
State Power and the Structure of International Trade
Global Communications and National Power: Life On the Pareto Frontier
Sovereignty and Its Discontents
Organized Hypocrisy in Nineteenth Century East Asia
Sharing Sovereignty: New Institutions For Collapsed and Failing States Conclusion: Garbage Cans and Policy Streams: How Academic Research Might Affect Foreign Policy
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