“Combining history and theory, Kegley and Raymond have composed a clear and insightful primer for understanding great-power politics and interna- tional relations, past and present. Their lucid descriptions of the challenges faced by officials after World War I, World War II, and the Cold War are seamlessly linked to an illumination of the policy choices that lay ahead. This is a terrific text for beginning students studying international relations.”
“The global political transformation underway will impact everyone. Study this compelling text to understand the form and consequences of past power rivalries and the critical choices before us now.”
“This is an outstanding book, covering critically important global issues which makes a significant and original contribution to the storehouse of available textbooks dealing with contemporary world affairs.”
“Case studies of great-power rivalries since the twentieth century are deployed to exceptional pedagogical advantage to instruct students about enduring questions in today’s turbulent times.
“This book illuminates the timeless obstacles to world order whenever the great powers ruthlessly compete for hegemony, as they presently are doing as they head into perilous confrontations. H
“For an insightful interpretation of the threats to world order fomented by the great powers’ return to cut-throat competition and rejection of multilateral cooperation, this evocative, compelling and accessible text provides pedagogical medicine. Highly recommended for all global citizens investigating inter- national politics.”
“Prolific scholars and creative educators, Kegley and Raymond have published many innovative textbooks with original pedagogical features about American foreign policy and world affairs. The Great Powers a
“A penetrating and timely analysis of the collision course on which the great powers are heading, which uncovers the basic tenets<
“In this important book, Kegley and Raymond reexamine the pillars of world order at a turbulent time when global conditions are nearing a turn- ing point of potentially e
“Informed and informative, The Great Powers and World Order provides an engaging introduction to international politics. This is the best available text addressing what is arguably the most important set of issues on the global agenda.”
“Citizens, and particularly future military officers, cannot begin to think about and study big questions and strategic issues too early. The Great Powers and World Order is an excellent introduction to these questions and issues and should be required re
This book highlights the complexities within the international arena, and forces students to critically think by putting them in the You Decide driver’s seat.”
“The Great Powers and World Order provides an authoritative account of the nor- mative underpinnings of international security. The rules of the road founded on the liberal world order are now under attack, and normative and institu- tional restraints are crumbling.
“The fragile foundations of our liberal world order that is based on rules and institutions are being shaken by the great powers’ rivalries. This book is must reading for all serious students of contemporary world affairs.”
“It's a good, solid introduction to the study of IR on the college level. It provides all the necessary basic information students need to begin their IR study, and to allow them to concentrate their future studies in areas of greatest interest to them. It is a good springboard into a lot of different directions.”
“[Great Powers and World Order] provides a clear chronological history of the events that led to contemporary opportunities and challenges for the world. A comprehensive text that provides students conceptual tools to make sense of the genesis and the shaping of the current global order.”
“A reader for students so they have pertinent information at their fingertips regarding the conflicts that have forged our world.”
“This new textbook by Charles W. Kegley, Jr. and Gregory Raymond brings an innovative approach to the teaching of International Relations, by interweaving historical facts with the theoretical concepts needed for their interpretations. This book can be an excellent supplemental book for undergraduate students, and a great introductory book for graduate students.
“This historically grounded textbook will introduce students to the difficulty of establishing a stable world order. [An] historical based book that presents how realism and liberalism inform how world orders are constructed."
“[The text’s] writing style makes it accessible to students, and that indicates a great potential for the book to engage students and encourage them to actually read it. The authors focus on the essential knowledge and there was no fluff material that can overwhelm students. I really like the section where it presents the notion that international relations really hinges on two things – maintaining international norms and preventing aggression. Such an important understanding and presented really clearly and succinctly."
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