The Interregnum: Controversies in World Politics 1989-1999

The Interregnum: Controversies in World Politics 1989-1999

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Michael Cox
Cambridge University Press, 2/5/2010
EAN 9780521785099, ISBN10: 052178509X

Paperback, 312 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

The Interregnum: Controversies in World Politics 1989–1999 is a series of critical reflections on the major controversies in and about world politics in the 1990s. We are living in an era which seemingly defies description: in social and political theory, our age is frequently referred to as 'post-modern'; in international relations, we remain in the 'post-Cold War' age. The age is only characterised by what it is not. This collection of critical reflections, written by leading scholars in the field, sheds light on the meanings of world politics in what we are calling The Interregnum. The central question of the Special Issue might be put as follows: what do the major controversies in world politics in the 1990s tell us about the characteristics of the age, who we are, and where world politics might be going?

Foreword Christopher J. Hill
Notes on contributors
Introduction Michael Cox, Ken Booth and Tim Dunne
Part I. Historical Perspectives
1. The rise and fall of the Cold War in comparative perspective Richard Ned Lebow
2. History ends, worlds collide Chris Brown
3. Globalization and national governance
antinomies or interdependence? Linda Weiss
4. Beyond Westphalia?
Capitalism after the 'fall' Barry Buzan and Richard Little
Part II. Contending Visions
5. The potentials of Enlightenment Fred Halliday
6. Marxism after Communism Andrew Gamble
7. Liberalism since the Cold War
an enemy to itself? Geoffrey Hawthorn
8. Clausewitz rules, OK? The future is the past - with GPS Colin Gray
Part III. Geopolitical Landscapes
9. Mission impossible? The IMF and the failure of the market transition in Russia Peter Rutland
10. Europe after the Cold War
interstate order or post-Sovereign regional system? William Wallace
11. Where is the Third World now? Caroline Thomas
12. Whatever happened to the Pacific century? Rosemary Foot and Andrew Walter
13. Still the American century Bruce Cumings