Synopses & Reviews
This book shows how different countries and different groups of countries are confronting urgent issues of statecraft in a period of radical global transformation. An influential and distinguished group of contributors examines the lessons and legacies of the Cold War, the key powers and their policies in the post-Cold War world, and changing ideas about human society at a time of transformation. The book will help readers to think about statecraft and security in the first truly global age.
"...Statecraft and Security^U affords readers easy access to a number of leading thinkers on where world politics has been and where it is going." Choice
A comparative analysis of international security issues in the post-Cold War era.
Table of Contents
Introduction Ken Booth; Part I. Cold War: Lessons and Legacies: 1. Cold Wars of the mind Ken Booth; 2. Who is to blame for the Cold War Raymond L. Garthoff; 3. Nuclear lessons of the Cold War Richard Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein; 4. A Cold War life, and beyond Ken Booth, Michael Clarke, Donald Daniel, Cori Dauber, Michael Herman and John McDonnell; Part II. Post-Cold War: Power and Policies: 5. Can the United States lead the world John Steinbruner; 6. Can Russia escape its past? Oles M. Smolansky; 7. Imperialism, dependency and autocolonialism in the Eurasian space Karen Dawisha; 8. Western Europe: challenges of the post-Cold War world Catherine McArdle Kelleher; 9. Europe and the wider world: the security challenge Robert OâNeill; 10. A new Japan? A new history? Geoffrey Hawthorn; 11. New China, new Cold War? Michael Cox; 12. Africa: crisis and challenge; 13. Of medium powers and middling roles Denis Stairs; Part III. Beyond: Resistances and Re-inventions: 14. International peace and security in the twenty-first century Barry M. Blechman; 15. Affluence, poverty and the idea of a post-scarcity society Anthony Giddens; 16. The future of the human past Philip Allott; Conclusion: security within global transformation Ken Booth; Index.