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Title Observing international relations : Niklas Luhmann and world politics / edited by Mathias Albert and Lena Hilkermeier
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages)
Series The new international relations
New international relations.
Contents Introduction / Mathias Albert -- On the modern systems theory of society and IR. Contacts and disjunctures between different kinds of theorizing / Mathias Albert -- Politics, modern systems theory and the critical purpose of international relations theory / Thomas Diez -- "Corpus mysticum": Niklas Luhmann's evocation of world society /Stefan Rossbach -- The "English school" and world society / Chris Brown -- Sociological institutionalism and the empirical study of world society / George M. Thomas -- World society from the bottom up / Lothar Brock -- World society, systems theory and the classical sociology of modernity / Dietrich Jung -- Systems and sovereignty -- a systems theoretical look at the transformation of sovereignty / Anders Esmark -- "World opinion" and the turn to post-sovereign international governance / Hans-Martin Jaeger -- Society's war: the evolution of a self-referential military system / Gorm Harste -- Organizations in/and world society: a theoretical prolegomenon / Mathias Albert and Lena Hilkermeier -- Governance in a world society: the perspective of systems theory / Dieter Kerwer -- Constructivism and international relations: an analysis of Luhmann's conceptualization of power / Stefano Guzzini -- Concluding remarks / Mathias Albert
Summary Observing International Relations draws upon the modern systems theory of society, as developed by Niklas Luhmann, to provide new perspectives on central aspects of contemporary world society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-251) and index
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Subject Luhmann, Niklas 1927-1998
Luhmann, Niklas, 1927-1998.
Luhmann, Niklas.
International relations -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Albert, Mathias.
Hilkermeier, Lena, 1971-
ISBN 0203563360
0415315387
9780203563366
9780415315388