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Neorealism and neoliberalism : the contemporary debate
Baldwin, David A. (David Allen), 1936-
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New York : Columbia University Press, 1993.
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xii, 377p.
New directions in world politics
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New directions in world politics


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Book BILKUTUP0131983 JX1395 .N385 1993 Central Campus Library

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In light of the recent demise of the Soviet Union and the subsequent withdrawal of Soviet forces from Central Europe, the debate between neoliberal institutionalism and neorealism has taken on a new relevance. Neorealism and Neoliberalism concentrates on issues of conflict and cooperation with their implications for post-Cold War international relations.

Essays by some of today's most prominent political theorists debate the importance of anarchy versus the importance of interdependence in determining state behavior; the feasibility of international cooperation; the impotance of absolute gains versus relative gains as incentive for cooperation; the trade-offs between economic welfare and military security; the importance of state intentions versus state power; and the significance of the emergence of numerous international regimes and institutions.

The collection features:

-An introduction by David A. Baldwin;

-Robert O. Keohane on the realist challenge after the Cold War;

-Joseph M. Grieco on relative gains and the limits of cooperation;

-Helen Milner on anarchy in international relations theory;

-Stephen Krasner on national power and international cooperation;

-Charles Lipson on international cooperation in economic and security affairs.

Cutting to the heart of the debate over the possibility of a "new world order," Baldwin's collection is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the post-Cold War world.

Table of Contents

I Introduction
1 Neoliberlaism, Neorealism, and World PoliticsDavid A. Baldwin
II The Neoliberal Challenge and Neorealist Response
2 Coordination and Collaboration: Regimes in an Anarchic WorldArthur Stein
3 International Cooperation in Economic and Security AffairsCharles Lipson
4 Achieving Cooperation Under Anarchy: Strategies and InstitutionsRobert Axelrod and Robert O. Keohane
5 Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the Newest Liberal InstitutionalismJoseph M. Grieco
III Extension of the Debate
6 The Assumption of Anarchy in International Relations Theory: A CritiqueHelen Milner
7 Relative Gains and the Pattern of International CooperationDuncan Snidal
8 Absolute and Relative Gains in Internatioanl Relations TheoryRobert Powell
9 Global Communications and National Power: Life on the Pareto FrontierStephen D. Krasner
10 Do Relative Gains Matter? American's Response to Japanese Industrial PolicyMichael Mastanduno
IV Reflections on teh Debate
11 Institutional Tehroy and the Realist Challenge After the Cold WarRobert O. Keohane
12 Understanding the Problem of International Cooperation: The Limits of Neoliberal Institutionalism and the Future of Realist TheoryJoesph M Grieco