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The balance of power in international relations : metaphors, myths, and models

Author: Richard Little
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The balance of power has been a central concept in the theory and practice of international relations for the past five hundred years. It has also played a key role in some of the most important attempts to develop a theory of international politics in the contemporary study of international relations. In this book, Richard Little establishes a framework that treats the balance of power as a metaphor, a myth and a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Little
ISBN: 9780521874885 0521874882 9780521697606 0521697603
OCLC Number: 122526177
Description: x, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Reassessing the balance of power --
Metaphors and the balance of power --
The balance of power : from metaphors to myths and models --
Hans J. Morgenthau's Politics among nations --
Hedley Bull's The anarchical society --
Kenneth N. Waltz's Theory of international politics --
John J. Mearsheimer's The tragedy of great power politics --
A composite view of the balance of power for the twenty first century.
Responsibility: Richard Little.
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An authoritative 2007 analysis of the concept of the balance of power in international relations. Richard Little establishes an original framework that treats the concept as a metaphor, a myth and a  Read more...

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'Richard Little's study is set to be the definitive account of balance-of-power thinking within IR theory. He traces the role played by this idea in the work of Morgenthau, Bull, Waltz, and Read more...

 
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