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History strikes back : how states, nations, and conflicts are shaping the twenty-first century

Author: Hubert Védrine
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers an overview of world politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Takes issue with the belief that states are unnecessary and globalization and free markets will make a better world. Promotes a 'smart Realpolitik' to guide West relations with emerging powers, manage globalization, and deal with environmental challenges"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Védrine
ISBN: 9780815789840 081578984X
OCLC Number: 231581630
Notes: Translated from the French.
Includes index.
Description: xii, 143 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Madeleine Albright --
The West in disarray --
How to build a better world --
A Europe that knows what it is and what it wants --
France in a globalized world --
Conclusion: from unrealpolitik to smart realpolitik --
Index.
Other Titles: Continuer l'histoire.
Responsibility: Hubert Védrine ; translated by Philip H. Gordon.
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"[A] thoughtful book... his analyis is balanced and lucid." --Andrew Moravcsik, Foreign Affairs

 
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