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Turbulence in world politics : a theory of change and continuity /

by Rosenau, James N.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1990Description: xviii, 480 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0691078203; 9780691078205; 0691023085; 9780691023083.Subject(s): International relations
Contents:
Previewing postinternational politics -- Justifying jailbreaks : the limits of contemporary concepts and methods -- Delineating disorder : chaos, complexity, and change -- Conceptualizing change : fluctuations and transformations -- Tracing turbulence : the history of three parameters -- Analyzing actors : individuals and collectivities -- Mixing micro-macro : the aggregation of parts and the disaggregation of wholes -- Reviewing relationships : authority and its alternatives -- Investigating individuals : roles, scenarios, habits, and learning -- Studying structures : the two worlds of world politics -- Pondering processes : centralizing and decentralizing dynamics -- Enhanced elites : information, wisdom, and artificial intelligence -- Powerful people : the expansion of analytic skills -- Relationships revised : proliferation subgroups, weakened governments, and eroded authority -- Nascent norms : legitimacy, patriotism, and sovereignty -- Beyond turbulence : four scenarios and a cyclical process.
Summary: This ambitious theoretical work undertakes a full-scale reconceptualization of international relations from the perspective of the ending of the Cold War.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Previewing postinternational politics -- Justifying jailbreaks : the limits of contemporary concepts and methods -- Delineating disorder : chaos, complexity, and change -- Conceptualizing change : fluctuations and transformations -- Tracing turbulence : the history of three parameters -- Analyzing actors : individuals and collectivities -- Mixing micro-macro : the aggregation of parts and the disaggregation of wholes -- Reviewing relationships : authority and its alternatives -- Investigating individuals : roles, scenarios, habits, and learning -- Studying structures : the two worlds of world politics -- Pondering processes : centralizing and decentralizing dynamics -- Enhanced elites : information, wisdom, and artificial intelligence -- Powerful people : the expansion of analytic skills -- Relationships revised : proliferation subgroups, weakened governments, and eroded authority -- Nascent norms : legitimacy, patriotism, and sovereignty -- Beyond turbulence : four scenarios and a cyclical process.

This ambitious theoretical work undertakes a full-scale reconceptualization of international relations from the perspective of the ending of the Cold War.

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