Exorcising the Ghost of Westphalia

Exorcising the Ghost of Westphalia : Building World Order in the New Millennium

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For upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in International Relations Theory, Peace Studies, Theories of War, International Security, Conflict Resolution and International Law.The authors of this groundbreaking text take as a point of departure the precedent-setting agreements established by the Treaties of Westphalia to illuminate options for maintaining peace. The text describes the system of world order established by the Peace of Westphalia and offers students an evaluation of its declining relevance for the increasingly globalized world of the early twenty-first century, as well as proposing an alternative system of global governance.show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 148 x 234 x 22mm | 453.6g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130163023
  • 9780130163028

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"One of the best reviews of the origins and underpinnings of the modern interstate Westphalian system in print. An essential book for understanding the current international system and the challenges posed to it by liberals, human rights advocates, and promoters of globalization-a timely and important contribution to international relations theory." - John Vasquez, Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University"Kegley and Raymond provide us with an original and persuasive interpretation of the Westphalian role in the birth process of the modern state system. What is most valuable is their critical rejection of Westphalia as a vindication of power politics, and their advocacy of a morally conditioned form of global governance for the twenty-first century. An excellent book that deserves the widest possible audience." - Richard A. Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Princeton University"One of the best reviews of the origins and underpinnings of the modern interstate Westphalian system in print. An essential book for understanding the current international system and the challenges posed to it by liberals, human rights advocates, and promoters of globalization-a timely and important contribution to international relations theory." - John Vasquez, Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt Universityshow more

About Jr. Charles W. Kegley

Charles W. Kegley, Jr., (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Pearce Professor of International Relations at the University of South Carolina. A past president of the International Studies Association (1993-1994), he has held appointments at Georgetown University, the University of Texas, and Rutgers University. With Eugene R. Wittkopf, his books include World Politics: Trend and Transformation, Eighth Edition, (2001) ; The Global Agenda: Issues and Perspectives, Sixth Edition (2001); American Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process, Fifth Edition (1996); and The Nuclear Reader: Strategy, Weapons, War, Second Edition (1989). He was also the editor, with Wittkopf, of the first editions of The Future of American Foreign Policy (1992) and The Domestic Source of American Foreign Policy (1988). Kegley also published The Long Postwar Peace: Contending Explanations and Projections (1991) and International Terrorism: Characteristics, Causes, and Controls (1990) as well as many articles in a wide range of scholarly journals. Gregory A. Raymond (Ph.D., University of South Carolina) is director of the Honors College at Boise State University. Selected as the Idaho Professor of the Year (1994) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, his books include The Other Western Europe: A Comparative Analysis of the Smaller Democracies, Second Edition (1983); Third World Policies of Industrialized Nations (1982); and Conflict Resolution and the Structure of the State System (1980). He has also published many articles on foreign policy and world politics in various scholarly journals. Raymond has spoken on international issues at numerous professional conferences throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Together Kegley and Raymond have previously coauthored From War to Peace (2002) , How Nations Make Peace (1999), A Multipolar Peace? Great-Power Politics in the Twenty First Century (1994); When Trust Breaks Down: Alliance Norms and World Politics (1990) ; and International Events and the Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy (1975). They have also coauthored over two dozen articles in a diverse range of periodicals, including International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, and the Harvard International Review. Both Kegley and Raymond were Pew Faculty Fellows at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.show more

Table of contents

About the Authors. Preface. Introduction. I. THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR AND THE GENESIS OF THE MODERN INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM: A PROLOGUE TO THE FUTURE. 1. The Causes of the Thirty Years' War. 2. The Evolutionary Course of the Thirty Years' War. 3. The Costs of the Thirty Years' War. II. THE PEACE OF WESTPHALIA'S BLUEPRINT FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 4. Negotiating the Peace Settlement. 5. The Consequences of the Peace Settlement. III. THE WESTPHALIAN GHOST AND THE FUTURE WORLD ORDER. 6. Challenges to World Order at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century. 7. Westphalia's Problematic Contribution to Contemporary World Order. 8. The Importance of Trust in Global Governance for World Order. Endnotes. References. Photo Credits. Index.show more

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