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International Relations in the Nuclear Age
One World, Difficult to Manage
International Relations in the Nuclear Age
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Henry L. Bretton - Author
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Hardcover - 501 pages
Release Date: November 1985
ISBN10: 0-88706-040-4
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-040-3

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Paperback - 501 pages
Release Date: November 1985
ISBN10: 0-88706-041-2
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-041-0

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Summary

This timely introduction to the study of international relations places special emphasis on the politics of international economics and the nuclear threat. Written for beginning students, the book combines comprehensive and realistic introductory material basic to the study of international relations with in-depth case studies of major issues and problem areas such as

  • management of the world economy and management of world military power,

  • East-West and North-South (rich nation vs. poor nation) conflicts, and

  • the struggle for resources and ways and means of preventing World War III.

    Readers untrained in economics will find the subject matter introduced before it is discussed in its applied form.

    Henry L. Bretton has published widely on Western and non-Western government, politics, and international relations. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York College at Brockport.

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  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    List of Boxes
    Comprehensive Table of Contents

    PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    1. A Community of Nations
    2. Power and Its Sources
    3. Foreign Policy
    Suggested Readings

    PART II: THE CONDUCT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: CHANNELS AND INSTRUMENTALITIES

    4. Communication and Information
    5. Monetary Policy and Finance
    6. Trade and Aid
    7. Armed Force and Intelligence: Nonviolent Aspects
    8. Armed Force and Intelligence: Violent Uses
    9. International Law
    10. International Organization
    Suggested Readings

    PART III: MANAGING THE WORLD ECONOMY

    Introduction
    11. Postwar Recovery
    12. The Advanced Capitalist Sector: A House Divided Against Itself
    13. The Advanced Socialist Sector: Unity or Fragmentation?
    14. Closing the Viability Gap: The Problems and Proposed Solutions
    15. Closing the Viability Gap: Practice
    16. Resources: Joint Utilization or Conflict?
    Suggested Readings

    PART IV: MANAGING MILITARY POWER

    Introduction
    17. Soviet-U.S. Rivalry: Deterrence or War?
    18. Curbing Weapons, Preventing War
    19. Under Nuclear Threat: Prelude to Anarchy?
    Suggested Glossary or Key Arms Terms

    EPILOGUE: PREVENTING WORLD WAR THREE AND BEYOND

    Suggested Readings
    Endnotes
    Bibliography
    Index



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