Neorealism and Neoliberalism: The Contemporary Debate

Neorealism and Neoliberalism: The Contemporary Debate

Paperback New Directions in World Politics

Edited by David A. Baldwin

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  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 375 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 226mm x 26mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 2 December 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0231084412
  • ISBN 13: 9780231084413
  • Illustrations note: Ill.
  • Sales rank: 942,660

Product description

In light of the recent demise of the Soviet Union and the subsequent withdrawal of Soviet forces from Central Europe, the debate between neoliberal institutionalism and neorealism has taken on a new relevance. Neorealism and Neoliberalism concentrates on issues of conflict and cooperation with their implications for post-Cold War international relations. Essays by some of today's most prominent political theorists debate the importance of anarchy versus the importance of interdependence in determining state behavior; the feasibility of international cooperation; the impotance of absolute gains versus relative gains as incentive for cooperation; the trade-offs between economic welfare and military security; the importance of state intentions versus state power; and the significance of the emergence of numerous international regimes and institutions. The collection features: -An introduction by David A. Baldwin; -Robert O. Keohane on the realist challenge after the Cold War; -Joseph M. Grieco on relative gains and the limits of cooperation; -Helen Milner on anarchy in international relations theory; -Stephen Krasner on national power and international cooperation; -Charles Lipson on international cooperation in economic and security affairs. Cutting to the heart of the debate over the possibility of a "new world order," Baldwin's collection is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the post-Cold War world.

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Author information

David A. Baldwin is Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies at the School of International Affairs, Columbia University

Review quote

"The authors are scrupulous about defining their terms, and explaining them. This adds greatly to the value of this collection as an authoritative 'reader.'" -- "International Affairs"

Table of contents

ContributorsAcknowledgments I. Introduction 1. Neoliberlaism, Neorealism, and World Politics by David A. Baldwin II. The Neoliberal Challenge and Neorealist Response 2. Coordination and Collaboration: Regimes in an Anarchic World by Arthur Stein3. International Cooperation in Economic and Security Affairs by Charles Lipson4. Achieving Cooperation Under Anarchy: Strategies and Institutions by Robert Axelrod and Robert O. Keohane5. Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the Newest Liberal Institutionalism by Joseph M. Grieco III. Extension of the Debate 6. The Assumption of Anarchy in International Relations Theory: A Critique by Helen Milner7. Relative Gains and the Pattern of International Cooperation by Duncan Snidal8. Absolute and Relative Gains in Internatioanl Relations Theory by Robert Powell9. Global Communications and National Power: Life on the Pareto Frontier by Stephen D. Krasner10. Do Relative Gains Matter? American's Response to Japanese Industrial Policy by Michael Mastanduno IV. Reflections on teh Debate 11. Institutional Tehroy and the Realist Challenge After the Cold War by Robert O. Keohane12. Understanding the Problem of International Cooperation: The Limits of Neoliberal Institutionalism and the Future of Realist Theory by Joesph M Grieco Bibliographyindex