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World polity : conflict and war : history, causes, consequences, cures

Author: James P Speer
Publisher: Fort Bragg, Calif. : Q.E.D. Press, [1986]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Speer, James P., 1917-
World polity.
Fort Bragg, Calif. : Q.E.D. Press, [1986]
(OCoLC)574775502
Online version:
Speer, James P., 1917-
World polity.
Fort Bragg, Calif. : Q.E.D. Press, [1986]
(OCoLC)631097018
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Speer
ISBN: 0936609001 9780936609003
OCLC Number: 12971386
Notes: "February 1986."
Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. WHAT HAS HAPPENED --
A Summary of International History --
II. WHY HAS THIS HAPPENED? --
Because War Is Inherent in Human Nature? --
Man as Sinful --
Man as Aggressive --
Man as Greedy and Selfish --
Man the Glory-Seeker and the Bored --
Man as Stupid, Ignorant, Irrational, and Stubborn --
Man as Nationalist and True Believer --
Man as Fearful --
Because Nations Are Different from Each Other? --
Bad Nations --
Differences in the Natures of Nations --
Regional Cultures as Determinants of International Cooperation --
A Universal Culture? --
Because Anarchy Is Inherent in Any System of Independent Nations? --
Anarchy and the Enlightenment --
Anarchy in 19th Century Thought --
The Formal-Legalists --
Anarchy and the Realists --
The Behavioralists --
The Positivists --
The Neo-Realists --
Why War? --
Anarchy and Fear --
Anarchy's Criticism of the Other Two Hypotheses --
A General Theory of War --
Civil Radicalization --
A Way of Looking at the World International System --
Correlation of Explanation with Historical Generalizations --
Old Cures for War --
And That Explains Why Foreign Policy Is a Mess? --
The Rational Approach to Foreign Policy --
Rationality of Post-World War II Foreign Policies --
Application of Our Explanatory Theory to Post-World War II Foreign Policies --
Untried Cures for War --
III. SO WHAT OF THE FUTURE? --
What Will Happen If Things Go Along As They Are? --
Introduction --
The Things That Will Determine Anarchy's Future Intensities --
Future Intensities of Ideological Competition and Aggression --
World War III? --
Two Proven but Untried Cures --
If We Don't Want That to Happen, What Can Be Done? --
Introduction --
The Clark-Sohn Proposals --
Public Support for a World Government Able to Prevent War --
A World Government for Biological Survival --
The Likelihood of Civil War --
The Theory of Federal Government --
But Can We Get a World Government?
Responsibility: by James P. Speer.

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