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Power & Interdependence
A landmark work of international relations theory, Power and Interdependence first published in 1977 and posited a radically comprehensive explanation of the mechanics driving world affairs–“power politics” on one hand and “complex interdependence” on the other hand.
This widely influential book reexamined the military and economic interests of state and non-state actors, and in an argument made before the end of the Cold War, the authors broadened the prevailing realist worldview of the time and anticipated many of the developments in our modern era of globalization. With a new preface by the authors and a foreword by Fareed Zakaria that looks at world affairs after the Cold War, the terrorist attacks of September 11, and the global financial crisis, Power and Interdependence is required reading for all students of international relations.
PART I. UNDERSTANDING INTERDEPENDENCE
Chapter 1. Interdependence in World Politics
Chapter 2. Realism and Complex Interdepedence
Chapter 3. Explaining International Regime Change
PART II. REGIME CHANGE IN OCEANS AND MONEY
Chapter 4. The Politics of Oceans and Money: Historical Overview
Chapter 5. Complex Interdependence in Oceans and Money
Chapter 6. The Politics of Rule-Making in Oceans and Money
PART III. REGIMES AND TWO BILATERAL RELATIONSHIPS
Chapter 7. United States Relations With Canada and Australia
PART IV. THE UNITED STATES AND COMPLEX INTERDEPENDENCE
Chapter 8. Coping with Interdependence
PART V. GLOBALISM AND THE INFORMATION AGE
Chapter 9. Power, Interdependence, and the Information Age
Chapter 10. Power, Interdependence, and Globalism
PART VI. SECOND THOUGHTS ON THEORY AND POLICY (1989)
Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University.
Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University.
“The most important insight that might help us explain the dynamic of the current world order lie in the concept of interdependence, pioneered and systematically explored by Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye in Power and Interdependence, the classic work of international relations theory you are about to read....Keohane and Nye took these assorted ideas and put forward a powerful, coherent theory, operating at the level of the international system, and thus with great explanatory power.”-Fareed Zakaria