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Twentieth Century International Relations

Twentieth Century International Relations

Eight Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Michael Cox - London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

January 2007 | 3 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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This eight volume set provides comprehensive coverage of the factors that determined the evolution of world system in the twentieth century. Volumes 1-4 examine the 20th century as a period of unprecedented turbulence, marked by unprecedented global confrontations. Volumes 5-8 explore what happened following the collapse of the bipolar order in 1989 and the implications of this transition for the conduct of international relations.

Volume One looks at the causes and consequences of the collapse of the balance of power after 1914.

Volume Two examines the emergence of the United States and its impact on international politics in a bipolar world.

Volume Three consdiers the peaceful conclusion of the Cold War.

Volume Four looks at the ways theorists of international relations conceptualized the post-Cold War unipolar `moment' under conditions of globalization.

Volume Five traces the rise of the new Europe but explains the continuing weakness of Europe as an international actor.

Volume Six examines the claim that the new 21st century is more likely to revolve around the Pacific than the United States or the Atlantic.

Volume Seven asks the question: whatever happened to the Third Word?

Volume Eight explores the possible sources of new challenges to international order following the brutal termination of the short-lived post-Cold War era on September 11, 2001.

Together the Volumes combine to provide an unparalleled resource providing broad coverage of the subject with historical depth and contemporary relevance.

The SAGE Library of International Relations is a new series of major works that will bring together the most influential and field-defining articles, both classical and contemporary, in a number of key areas of research and inquiry in International Relations.

Each multi-volume set will represent a collection of the essential published works collated from the foremost publications in the field by an Editor or Editorial Team of renowned international stature.

They will also include a full introduction, presenting a rationale for the selection and mapping out the discipline's past, present and likely future.

Section 1: Balance of Power? The 19th century international order
Paul W. Schroeder
Did the Vienna Settlement Rest on a Balance of Power?
Paul W. Schroeder
The 19th Century International System: Changes in the Structure
Paul W. Schroeder
A.J.P. Taylor's International System
H. M. Scott
Paul Schroeder's International System: The View From Vienna
Jack S. Levy
The Theoretical Foundations of Paul W. Schroeder's International System
Alan Sked
The European State System in the Modern World
Section 2: From Order to War: 1914
Paul M. Kennedy
The First World War and the International Power System
Jack L. Snyder
Perceptions of the Security Dilemma in 1914
Steven van Evera
Why Cooperation Failed in 1914
William C. Wohlforth
Perceptions of Power
Russia in the Balance of Power pre-1914

Peter Gellman
The Elusive Explanation
Balance of Power "Theory" and the Origins of World War I

Section 3: The Twenty Years' Crisis: 1919-1939
Carole Fink
The Great Powers and the New International System: 1919-1923
Jon Jacobson
Is There a New International History of the 1920s?
Randall L. Schweller
The Twenty Years Crisis, 1919-1939: Why a Concert Didn't Arise
Alan S. Alexandroff and Richard Rosecrance
Deterrence in 1939
Robert Jervis
Political Science Perspectives
J.L. Richardson
New Perspectives on Appeasement: Some Implications for International Relations
Charles S. Maier
The Two Postwar Eras and the Conditions for Stability in Twentieth-Century Western Europe
Section 1: The Cold War as a System
Robert Jervis
Was the Cold War a Security Dilemma?
Mark Kramer
Ideology and the Cold War
Richard Ned Lebow
The Rise and Fall of the Cold War in Comparative Perspective
Melvyn P. Leffler
The Cold War: What Do "We Now Know"?'
Section 2: Prediction and the End of the Cold War
James Lee Ray and Bruce Russett
The Future as Arbiter of Theoretical Controversies
Predictions, Explanations and the End of the Cold War

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
The End of the Cold War
Predicting an Emerging Property

Michael Cox
The End of the Cold War and Why We Failed to Predict It
Section 3: Explaining the End of the Cold War
Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry
Soviet Reform and the End of the Cold War
Explaining Large-Scale Historical Change

Richard Ned Lebow
The Long Peace, the End of the Cold War and the Failure of Realism
Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
China as a Factor in the Collapse of the Soviet Empire
Robert G. Patman
Reagan, Gorbachev and the Emergence of "New Political Thinking"
Daniel C. Thomas
Human Rights Ideas, the Demise of Communism, and the End of the Cold War
Stephen G. Brooks and William C. Wohlforth
Power, Globalization and the End of the Cold War
Robert D English
Power, Ideas, and New Evidence on the Cold War's End
A Reply to Brooks and Wohlforth

Jeremi Suri
Explaining the End of the Cold War
A New Historical Consensus

Section 1: Superpower
Walter Lafeber
The "Lion in the Path": the US Emergence as a World Power
Charles S. Maier
The Making of Pax Americana
Formative Movements of United States Ascendancy

Donald W. White
The Nature of World Power in American History
An Evaluation at the End of World War II

G. John Ikenberry
Rethinking the Origins of American Hegemony
Section 2: Hegemonic Decline?
Bruce Russett
The Mysterious Case of Vanishing Hegemony; Or, Is Mark Twain Really Dead?
Stephen Gill
American Hegemony
Its Limits and Prospects in the Reagan Era

Susan Strange
The Persistent Myth of Lost Hegemony
Samuel P. Huntington
The U.S. - Decline or Renewal?
Michael H. Hunt
American Decline and the Great Debate
a Historical Perspective

Section 3: Unipolarity
Charles Krauthammer
The Unipolar Moment
Christopher Layne
The Unipolar Illusion
Why New Great Powers Will Rise

Bruce Cumings
Still the American Century
Michael Cox
Whatever Happened to American Decline?
International Relations and the New United States Hegemony'

Section 4: Empire?
Anders Stephanson
A Most Interesting Empire
Michael Cox
The Empire's back in Town
or America's Imperial Temptation Again

G. John Ikenberry
American power and the Empire of Capitalist Democracy
Andrew J Bacevich
New Rome
New Jerusalem

Deepak Lal
In Defense of Empires
Section 1:
Shale Horowitz
Restarting Globalization after World War II
Structure, Coalitions, and the Cold War

David Held and Anthony McGrew
Globalization and the End of the Old Order?
Globalization and the Prospects for World Order

James Mittelman
The Globalization Challenge
Surviving at the Margins

Michael Mann
Has Globalization ended the Rise and Rise of the Nation-State?
Geoffrey Garrett
Global Markets and National Politics
Collision Course or Virtuous Circle?

Don D. Marshall
Understanding Late-Twentieth-Century Capitalism
Reassessing the Globalization Theme

Section 2: Globalization: Myths
John Zysman
The Myth of the 'Global' Economy
Enduring National Foundations and Emerging Regional Realities

Linda Weiss
Globalization and the Myth of the Powerless State
Paul Q. Hirst
The Global Economy - Myths and Realities
Section 3: Globalization and International Relations
Ian Clark
Beyond the Great Divide
Globalization and the Theory of International Relations

Victor D. Cha
Globalization and the Study of International Security
Jan Aart Scholte
Global Capitalism and the State
Susan Strange
The Westfailure System
Section 4: Globalization: Challenges
Dani Rodrik
How Far will International Economic Integration go?
Benjamin R. Barber
Can Democracy Survive Globalization?
Robert Hunter Wade
Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality?
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Disaggregated Sovereignty
Towards the Public Accountability of Global Government Networks

Niall Ferguson
Sinking Globalization
John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
From Sarajevo to September 11 - the Future of Globalization
Audrey Kurth Cronin
Behind the Curve
Globalization and International Terrorism

Section 1: Making and Unmaking the European Order
Alan Sharp
Reflections on the Remaking of Europe
1815, 1919, 1945, post-1989

Milan Kundera
The Tragedy of Central Europe
Georges-Henri Soutou
Was there a European Order in the Twentieth Century?
From the Concert of Europe to the End of the Cold War

Section 2: Security Dilemmas after the Cold War
Jack L. Snyder
Averting Anarchy in the New Europe
Kori Schake
NATO after the Cold War, 1991-1995
Institutional Competition and the Collapse of the French Alternative

Valur Ingimundarson
The American Dimension
Britain, Germany and the Reinforcement of US Hegemony in Europe in the 1990s
Section 3: From Community to Union
Andrew Moravcsik
Negotiating the Single European Act
National Interests and Conventional Statecraft in the European Community

Joseph M. Grieco
State Interests and Institutional Rule Trajectories
A NeoRealist Interpretation of the Maastricht Treaty and European Economic and Monetary Union

William Wallace
Europe after the Cold War
Interstate Order or Post-Sovereign Regional System?

Section 4: European Identity
Anthony D. Smith
National Identity and the Idea of European Unity
Bo Stråth
A European Identity. To the Historical Limits of a Concept
Ian Manners
Normative Power Europe
a Contradiction in Terms?

Peter van Ham
Europe's Postmodern Identity
A Critical Appraisal

Thomas Risse, Daniela Engelmann-Martin, Hans-Joachim Knopf and Klaus Roscher
To Euro or Not to Euro?
The EMU and Identity Politics in the European Union

Matthias Kaelberer
The Euro and European Identity
Symbols, power and the politics of European Monetary Union

Section 5: European futures
Helene Sjursen
Why Expand?
The Question of Legitimacy and Justification in the EU's Enlargement Policy

Christopher Hill
Renationalizing or Regrouping?
EU Foreign Policy since 11 September 2001

Ben Tonra
Constructing the Common Foreign and Security Policy
The Utility of a Cognitive Approach

J rgen Habermas
Why Europe Needs a Constitution
Section 1: Rivalry and Stability
Aaron Friedberg
Ripe for Rivalry
Prospects for Peace in a Multipolar Asia

Robert S. Ross
The Geography of the Peace
East Asia in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Berger
Set for Stability? Prospects for Conflict and Cooperation in East Asia
Rosemary Foot and Andrew Walter
Whatever Happened to the Pacific Century?
Michael Mastanduno
Models, Markets and Power
Political Economy and the Asia-Pacific, 1989-1999

Barry K. Gills
The Crisis of Postwar East Asian Capitalism
American Power, Democracy and the Vicissitudes of Globalization

Section 2: Regionalization
Christopher Hemmer and Peter Katzenstein
Why is there no NATO in Asia?
Collective Identity, Regionalism and the Origins of Multilateralism

G John Ikenberry and Jitsuo Tsuchiyama
Between Balance of Power and Community
the Future of Multilateral Security Co-operation in the Asia-Pacific

Peter Katzenstein and Nobuo Okawara
Japan and Asia-Pacific Security
Regionalization, Entrenched Bilateralism and Incipient Multilateralism

Barry Buzan
Security Architecture in Asia
the Interplay of Regional and Global Levels

Section 3: Architects of War and Peace
Peter Van Ness
Hegemony, Not Anarchy
Why China and Japan are Not Balancing US Unipolar Power

Thomas J. Christensen
China, the US-Japan Alliance and the Security Dilemma in East Asia
Yong Deng
Hegemon on the Offensive
Chinese perspectives on US Global Strategy

Alastair Ian Johnston
Is China a Status Quo Power?
David C. Kang
Getting Asia Wrong
The Need for New Analytic Frameworks

Amitav Acharya
Will Asia's Past be its Future?
Section 1: From Empire to Independence
Ronald Robinson
Imperial Theory and the Question of Imperialism after Empire
W. M. Roger Louis and Ronald Robinson
The Imperialism of Decolonization
Dane Kennedy
Imperial History and Post-Colonial Theory
John Darwin
Diplomacy and Decolonization
Section 2: Dependency or Development?
Ali A. Mazrui
From Social Darwinism to Current Theories of Modernization
A Tradition of Analysis

Tony Smith
The Underdevelopment Of Development Literature
The Case of Dependency Theory

Tony Smith
Requiem or New Agenda for Third World Studies?
Section 3: The Third World
Werner Levi
Third World States
Objects of Colonialism or Neglect?

Leslie Wolf-Philips
Why "Third World"?
Origins, Definition, USAGE

Section 4: The Third World and International Relations
Stephen D. Krasner
Transforming International Regimes
What the Third World Wants and Why

Mohammed Ayoob
The Third World in the System of States
Acute Schizophrenia or Growing Pains

Steven van Evera
Why Europe Matters, Why the Third World Doesn't
American Grand Strategy after the Cold War

Steven R. David
Why the Third World Still Matters
Section 5: After the Third World?
Mark T. Berger
The End of the "Third World"?
Caroline Thomas
Where is the Third World Now?
Anthony Payne
The global politics of development: towards a new research agenda
B. R. Tomlinson
What was the Third World?
Section 1: Pasts
Colin Gray
Clausewitz Rules, OK?
The Future is the Past - with GPS

Melvyn P. Leffler
9/11 and the past and future of American foreign policy
Francis J. Gavin
Blasts from the past: proliferation lessons from the 1960s
Section 2: Futures
Ken Booth
Dare not to Know
International Relations Theory versus the Future

William A. Callahan
Remembering the Future - Utopia, Empire, and Harmony in 21st Century International Theory
Derek Heater
Does Cosmopolitan Thinking Have a Future?
Section 3: Primacy
Stephen G. Brooks and William C. Wohlforth
American Primacy in Perspective
Richard K. Betts
The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy
Tactical Advantages of Terror

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Limits of American Power
Michael Mann
The first failed Empire of the 21st Century
Section 4: West
Michael Cox
Beyond the West
Terrors in Transatlantia

Charles A. Kupchan
The Rise of Europe, America's Changing Internationalism, and the End of US Primacy
Section 5: Governance
Michael W. Doyle
A More Perfect Union?
The Liberal Peace and the Challenge of Globalization

Robert O. Keohane
Governance in a Partially Globalized World
Martin Wolf
Will the Nation-State Survive Globalisation?
Alexander Wendt
Why a World State is Inevitable
Section 6: Threats
Michael Mousseau
Market Civilization and its Clash with Terror
Chaim Braun and Christopher F. Chyba
Proliferation Rings
New Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime


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ISBN: 9781412910187