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    DescriptionIn this wide-ranging and incisive collection, Peter Gowan traces the contours of the world order that emerged after the end of the Cold War and assesses its prospects in the light of the global economic downturn. Arguing that the present inter-state system was shaped from the outset by Washington's drive to maintain its status as global hegemon, Gowan dissects several cherished myths of the liberal mainstream, offering a radical counter-history of the UN and a sharp critique of the West's interventions in the Balkans. He provides a forceful response to advocates of a new cosmopolitanism, and engages with neo-realist theories of international relations-asking whether the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a crisis for their visions of American power, and discussing what the lineaments of a future order might be.


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    Title
    A Calculus of Power
    Subtitle
    Grand Strategy in the Twenty-First Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Gowan, By (author) Ali Tariq
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844676200
    ISBN 10: 184467620X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPS, JPA
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 10
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, POL032000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 327.101, 909.831
    LC classification: JZ1305 .G68 2010
    Thema V1.0: JPS, JPA
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    10 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Pter Gowan (1946-2009) taught international relations for many years at London Metropolitan University. He was the author of The Global Gamble, co-editor of The Question of Europe, cofounder of the journal Labour Focus on Eastern Europe and a longstanding member of the editorial board of New Left Review.
    Review quote
    One of the most formidable intellects among young radicals from the 1960s New Left.A" Misha Glenny Peter was a socialist intellectual of the highest calibre, combining enormous energy and independence of mind with a truly collective spirit.A" Tariq Ali