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Author Gallarotti, Giulio M.

Title Cosmopolitan power in international relations : a synthesis of realism, neoliberalism, and constructivism / Giulio M. Gallarotti
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 315 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. The theory of cosmopolitan power -- 2. Crucial-case textual analysis of the founding fathers of Realism : the classical inspirations -- 3. Crucial-case textual analysis of the founding fathers of Realism : the modern inspirations -- 4. Case studies of soft empowerment : free trade, the classical gold standard, and dollarization -- 5. Case study of hard disempowerment : U.S. foreign policy and the Bush doctrine -- 6. Case study of soft empowerment : the power of modern American culture
Summary "How can nations optimize their power in the modern world system? Realist theory has underscored the importance of hard power as the ultimate path to national strength. In this vision, nations require the muscle and strategies to compel compliance and achieve their full power potential. But in fact, changes in world politics have increasingly encouraged national leaders to complement traditional power resources with more enlightened strategies oriented around the use of soft power resources. The resources to compel compliance have to be increasingly integrated with the resources to cultivate compliance. Only through this integration of hard and soft power can nations truly achieve their greatest strength in modern world politics, and this realization carries important implications for competing paradigms of international relations. The idea of power optimization can only be delivered through the integration of the three leading paradigms of international relations: Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cultural relations -- Case studies.
International relations -- Philosophy.
Neoliberalism -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) -- Case studies.
Realism -- Political aspects -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511760833 (electronic bk.)
0511860366 (electronic bk.)
9780511760839 (electronic bk.)
9780511860362 (electronic bk.)