The Time is Now

The Time is Now : Strategy and Structure for World Governance

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Although the Cold War may be over, the new weaponry of mass destruction remains, in many different forms and in many different hands. If unchanged, argues Edward Gulick, the present international system with its older framework and newer capabilities virtually guarantees global desolation and nuclear winter. Our chances of survival hinge on substantial changes in the system itself. Gulick looks at major events of the twentieth century and draws from his thirty-year experience as professor and scholar of history to propose a series of common-sense alterations to the structure of our present world system, including major acts of global statesmanship leading to minimal, but sufficient, world governance. Scholars of world history, international relations, and global issues will be especially interested in this book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739100785
  • 9780739100783

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Pandoran Weapons Revolution (1944-62) Chapter 4 The Balance of Power and Political Realism Chapter 5 Arms and the Arms Race as a Recurrent Threat Chapter 6 The Dimensions of Prudence Chapter 7 Traditional Modes of International Government Chapter 8 The Model of Choice: Clark and Sohn Revisited Chapter 9 The Hugest Bargain in History? Chapter 10 From Here to There: Empowerment and Phases Chapter 11 From Here to There: Leadership and Membership Chapter 12 Conclusion: A Better Miracle and the Grand Agenda Chapter 13 Notes Chapter 14 Index
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About Edward V. Gulick

Edward V. Gulick is Professor Emeritus of History at Wellesley College.
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