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Main Title From empire to community : a new approach to international relations /
Author Etzioni, Amitai.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 53289622
ISBN 1403965358; 9781403965356
Subjects United States--Foreign relations. ; United States--Military policy. ; Security, International. ; International cooperation. ; Terrorism--Prevention. ; Diplomatic relations. ; Internationale betrekkingen. ; Internationale veiligheid. ; Communitarisme. ; AuÇenpolitik.--(DE-588)4003846-4 ; Bekämpfung.--(DE-588)4112701-8 ; Friedenssicherung.--(DE-588)4019411-5 ; Global Governance.--(DE-588)4698151-2 ; Humanitäre Intervention.--(DE-588)4202065-7 ; Internationale Kooperation.--(DE-588)4120503-0 ; Internationale Politik.--(DE-588)4072885-7 ; Internationaler Terrorismus.--(DE-588)4162078-1 ; Kollektive Sicherheit.--(DE-588)4164679-4 ; Sicherheitspolitik.--(DE-588)4116489-1 ; Supranationale Organisation.--(DE-588)4184148-7 ; USA.--(DE-588)4078704-7
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EKAM  JZ1480.E89 2004 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/27/2009
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xii, 258 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-251) and index.
Contents Notes
Basic contours -- Specific elements of the global normative synthesis -- Containing capitalism -- Moral dialogues -- Implications for American (and western) foreign policy -- The war against terrorism and Saddam's Iraq : contrasting designs -- Hobbesian versus Lockean global agendas -- Curtailing national sovereignty : for what? -- The old system is overloaded -- Global civil service : its scope and limits -- New global authorities -- Supranational bodies -- A global government and community. "Whether one favors the U.S. global projection of force or is horrified by it, the question stands - where do we go from here? What ought to be the new global architecture? Amitai Etzioni follows a third way, drawing on both neoconservative and liberal ideas, in this bold new look at international relations. He argues that a clash of civilizations can be avoided and that the new world order need not look like America. Eastern values, including spirituality and moderate Islam, have a legitimate place in the evolving global public philosophy." "Nation-states, Etzioni argues, can no longer attend to rising transnational problems, from SARS to trade in sex slaves to cybercrime. Global civil society does help, but without some kind of global authority, transnational problems will overwhelm us. The building blocks of this new order can be found in the war against terrorism, multilateral attempts at deproliferation, humanitarian interventions and new supranational institutions (e.g., the governance of the Internet). Basic safety, human rights, and global social issues, such as environmental protection, are best solved cooperatively, and Etzioni explores ways of creating global authorities robust enough to handle these issues as he outlines the journey from "empire to community.""--Jacket.