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    DescriptionThis book provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of a subject that every thoughtful person wants to understand: world affairs. Though many attempts have been made to summarise this subject, all of which have resulted in no more than accounts of current events, issue-areas, lists of ideologies or perspectives. For the first time it has proven possible, in the light of the assumptions that analysts and practitioners make with regard to human nature, human nurturing practices, and the cultural context of Enlightenment rationalism, to provide a clear and coherent account of the entire discipline. With this account it is evident at once not only what particular analysts or practitioners are saying but also what they are not saying. "World Affairs" represents, therefore, a superior textbook for graduate or undergraduate students, as well as a unique introduction for academics and general readers who want to know how analytical languages are used to articulate every relevant description, explanation and foreign policy prescription. Examples are drawn from the literature on the subject to exemplify each such language and attention is drawn throughout to their weaknesses and strengths.


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    Title
    World Affairs
    Subtitle
    An Analytical Overview
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ralph Pettman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789814293877
    ISBN 10: 9814293873
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    DC22: 327
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000, POL011000, POL033000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
    LC classification: JZ1242 .P478 2010
    Thema V1.0: JPS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
    Imprint name
    World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
    Publication date
    30 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Singapore
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    This book provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of a subject that every thoughtful person wants to understand: world affairs. Though many attempts have been made to summarise this subject, all of which have resulted in no more than accounts of current events, issue-areas, lists of ideologies or perspectives. For the first time it has proven possible, in the light of the assumptions that analysts and practitioners make with regard to human nature, human nurturing practices, and the cultural context of Enlightenment rationalism, to provide a clear and coherent account of the entire discipline. With this account it is evident at once not only what particular analysts or practitioners are saying but also what they are not saying. World Affairs represents, therefore, a superior textbook for graduate or undergraduate students, as well as a unique introduction for academics and general readers who want to know how analytical languages are used to articulate every relevant description, explanation and foreign policy prescription. Examples are drawn from the literature on the subject to exemplify each such language and attention is drawn throughout to their weaknesses and strengths.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: World Affairs - An Overview; Human Nature: Realism; Internationalism; Globalism; Economic Nationalism; Economic Liberalism; Socialism; Nationalism; Individualism; Collectivism; Human Nurture: Marxism; Constructivism; Mixed Marxism/Constructivism; Critiques: Modernism and Modernist Auto-Critiques; Feminism; Environmentalism; Post-Colonialism and the Poor; Sacralism; Conclusion: The Cycle of Knowing.