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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.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Computer network resources
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Védrine, Hubert.
History strikes back.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2008
(DLC) 2008037978
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Védrine
ISBN: 9780815701811 0815701810
Language Note: Translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 567901431
Notes: Translated from the French.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 143 p.)
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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