Powers and Principles

Powers and Principles : International Leadership in a Shrinking World

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This collection examines some of the classic questions of international relations-the role of interests, ideals, power balances, and norms in determining the actions of nations-though the lens of a set of powerful countries. Given the writers' expertise in these regions of the world, Powers and Principles also offers insight into the foreign policies of the nations that will shape the twenty-first century world.
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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 680.39g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739135430
  • 9780739135433

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Old Guard Chapter 3 Chapter 1. A Stake in the System: Redefining American Leadership Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Japan: Leading or Losing the Way Toward Responsible Stakeholdership? Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Rue de la Loi: The Global Ambition of the European Project Part 6 Challengers Chapter 7 Chapter 4. A Rising China's Rising Responsibilities Chapter 8 Chapter 5. India: The Ultimate Test of Free-Market Democracy Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Russia's Place in an Unsettled Order: Calculations in the Kremlin Part 10 Bellwethers Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Turkey's Identity and Strategy: A Game of Three-Dimensional Chess Chapter 12 Chapter 8. Brazil's Candidacy for Major Power Status Part 13 Square Pegs Chapter 14 Chapter 9. South Africa: From Beacon of Hope to Rogue Democracy? Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Refashioning Iran's International Role Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Laggards on Responsibility: The Oil Majors
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The distinct lack of agreement among major powers today contradicts the idea of an international community bound by a common moral code. International norms nonetheless exert a degree of moral and political force as powerful nations vie for status and influence. Powers and Principles uses a novel and illuminating approach to examine the role of benevolent impulses in international affairs. -- Robert Kagan, author of The Return of History and the End of Dreams and Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order. If the world of the 21st century is to be governed, and its daunting challenges addressed, the great powers will need to step forward to provide collective leadership. At the same time, this modern concert of powers must also be expanded to including rising states and new global stakeholders. Powers and Principles provides one of the best glimpses of these major players and their agendas. It offers an illuminating survey of the competing visions of global order and the terms upon which constructive order building might be based. -- G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University
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About David Shorr

Michael Schiffer was, from 2006-2009, a program officer in policy analysis and dialogue at the Stanley Foundation and a fellow at the Center for Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Iowa. David Shorr is a program officer at the Stanley Foundation. His last co-edited volume, a collection of bipartisan essays, was Bridging the Foreign Policy Divide.
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