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Realism and international politics
Waltz, Kenneth Neal, 1924-

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New York : Routledge, 2008.
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xiv, 361 p. ; 24 cm.
Pt. I. Theory. Kant, liberalism, and war, 1962 -- Conflict in world politics, 1971 -- Reflections on Theory of international politics : a response to my critics, 1986 -- The origins of war in neorealist theory, 1988 -- Realist thought and neorealist theory, 1990 -- Evaluating theories, 1997 -- Thoughts about assaying theories, 2003 -- Pt. II. International politics. The stability of a bipolar world, 1964 -- Contention and management in international relations, 1965 -- International structure, national force, and the balance of world power, 1967 -- The myth of national interdependence, 1970 -- The emerging structure of international politics, 1993 -- Structural realism after the Cold War, 2000 -- Globalization and governance, 1999 -- The continuity of international politics, 2002 -- Pt. III. Military affairs. Reason, will, and weapons, 1959 -- Toward nuclear peace, 1983 -- Nuclear myths and political realities, 1990 -- A reply (to critics of Sagan and Waltz), 1995 -- Pt. IV. Policy. The politics of peace, 1967 -- America's European policy viewed in global perspective, 1974 -- Another gap?, 1981 -- America as a model for the world? : a foreign policy perspective, 1991.


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Realism and International Politics brings together the collected essays of Kenneth N. Waltz, one of the most important and influential thinkers of international relations in the second half of the twentieth century. His books Man, the State and War and Theory of International Politics are classics of international relations theory and gave birth to the school of thought known as neo-realism or structural realism, out of which many of the current crop of realist scholars and thinkers has emerged. Waltz frames these seminal pieces in his theoretical development by explaining the context in which they were written and, building on the broader aims of these theories, explains the elusive nature of power balancing in today's international system. It is an essential volume for both students and scholars.

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