New Systems Theories Of World Politics

Hardcover | January 13, 2010

EditorM. Albert, L. Cederman, A. Wendt

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New Systems Theories of World Politics uses systems theoretical approaches to analyze the structure and dynamics of the international system. Drawing from different systems theoretical traditions, it argues that the system of world politics can be analyzed in a comprehensive fashion by continuing the pioneering work of theorists like Karl Deutsch.

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New Systems Theories of World Politics uses systems theoretical approaches to analyze the structure and dynamics of the international system. Drawing from different systems theoretical traditions, it argues that the system of world politics can be analyzed in a comprehensive fashion by continuing the pioneering work of theorists like K...

MATHIAS ALBERT is Professor of Political Science, Bielefeld University, Germany. LARS-ERIK CEDERMAN is Professor of International Conflict Research, ETH Zrich, Switzerland. ALEXANDER WENDT is Mershon Professor of International Security and Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University, USA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.04 inPublished:January 13, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230233295

ISBN - 13:9780230233294

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Table of Contents

PART I: CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW
Introduction: Systems Theorizing in IR--M.Albert& L-E.Cederman
Systems Theory beyond Explaining and Understanding--O.Kessler& F.Kratochwil
PART II: 'MODERN' SYSTEMS THEORY
Modern Systems Theory and World Politics--M.Albert
Modern Systems Theory and/as Historical Discourse Analysis--H-M.Jaeger
PART III: PROCESS-THEORETICAL APPROACHES
Relationism and New Systems Theory--D.Nexon
Complexity and Change in World Politics--L-E.Cederman
Understanding System Dynamics--B.F.Braumoeller
PART IV: ANALYSES OF MACROHISTORICAL PROCESSES
English School as New Systems Theory--B.Buzan
Differention, Rationalization and Actorhood--G.M.Thomas
War and the Global Spread of the Nation-State--A.Wimmer& B.Min
PART V: FINAL REFLECTIONS AND OUTLOOK
Flatland: Quantum Mind and International System--A.Wendt