Expanding Realism

Expanding Realism : Historical Dimension of World Politics

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In this engaging book, eminent scholar George Liska demonstrates the intricate and complex relationship between world politics and world history, and he proposes a systematic, but fundamentally new method of thinking about world politics. Building on ideas developed in his earlier works, particularly the legacy of the Cold War, Liska expands his 'geopolitical' approach into a 'geohistorical' one. Rejecting the idea that periods and events should be viewed as static, fixed structures, Liska's analysis reveals the cyclical nature of world history and develops a new kind of realism that encompasses the problems of expansion and evolution. This innovative book by a world renowned political thinker has far reaching implications that will be valuable to all students and scholars of international relations, world history, and the philosophy of history.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 165.1 x 240.3 x 22.6mm | 580.61g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0847686795
  • 9780847686797

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There are too many thought-provoking ideas in this book to cover comprehensively in a short review... fascinating... powerful... -- Dale Copeland, University of Virginia American Political Science Review A welcome addition to the international relations literature ... an insightful commentary on international history and theory. -- Miriam Fendius Elman, Arizona State University and Harvard University The Journal Of Politics An extremely worthwhile book. -- Fen Osler Hampson, Carleton University International Journal Liska's importance to the articulation of political realism is frequently underestimated and deserves much greater attention in the literature. -- Alastair Murray, University of Wales, Swansea International Affairsshow more

About George Liska

George Liska is Paul H. Nitze and distinguished service professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.show more