International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary by Robert J. Art, Robert Jervis

By Robert J. Art, Robert Jervis

With an abundance of latest essays reflecting the ever-changing panorama of global politics, the 8th variation of this well known reader offers scholars with complete insurance of an important IR options, developments, and present matters.   Edited by way of of the main revered students within the box, this best-selling assortment locations modern essays along classics of the self-discipline and contains divergent perspectives to make sure a balanced standpoint. The presentation of other views presents scholars with hard fabric within the language of the sector. The anthology offers transparent, theoretical works that encourage a deeper figuring out of the forces that form modern day global.

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Much depe nd on how military might is distributed among tl1e great powers. A great powe r that has a marked power advantage over its rivals is likely to behave more aggrE-ssively, because it has the capability as well as the incentive to do so. By contrast, great powe rs facing powe rful opponents '"'ill be less inclined to consider offensive action and more conce rned with defen ding the existing balance of power from threats by their more powerful opponents . Let the re be an opportunity for those weaker states to revise the balance in their own favo r, however, and they will take advantage of it.

Joh nson, ]~evolutionary Change (Boston: Little, BrO\'vll_ 1966). p. 13. 15. E. R. Livemash, "The Relation of Power to the Structure and Process of Collective Bargaining,.. in Bruce M. : Markham, 1963), p. 430. 16. Emile D urkheim's depiction of solidary and mechanical societies stiJI pro,ides the best explication of the two ordering principles, and his logic in limiting the types of society to two continues to be compelling despite the e fforts of his many critics to o,·erthrow it (see esp. Tlte Divisio·n ofLabor in Society ).

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