The Resource Coping with complexity in the international system, edited by Jack Snyder and Robert Jervis

Coping with complexity in the international system, edited by Jack Snyder and Robert Jervis

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Coping with complexity in the international system
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Coping with complexity in the international system
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edited by Jack Snyder and Robert Jervis
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eng
Summary
Prevailing theories of the international system reflect the bygone era of the bipolar Cold War stalemate. Understanding the complex new multipolar era requires a fresh approach. In this volume, Jack Snyder and Robert Jervis show why ultraparsimonious systems theories that focus on the balance of power among a few large states fail to capture the dynamics of today's highly interdependent, multipolar system. Taking issue with the accepted wisdom of the international studies field, Snyder argues that systems theories must address the interactions between international and domestic systems, and between military and economic systems. Using Robert Jervis's seminal essay on unintended consequences in complex systems as their point of departure, the contributing authors explore case studies of past and present multipolar systems to present analyses that challenge current thinking in international security and economics. Historical chapters show how understanding the workings of complex systems allowed statesmen to devise the Concert of Europe and how the collapse of the Concert in the Crimean War was triggered by the tsar's failure to comprehend the indirect impact his strategies would have on British public opinion. Another chapter highlights the feedback processes between domestic politics and the international monetary system that led to the rise and fall of the gold standard and to the creation of the European monetary system. The diplomacy of the Moroccan crisis of 1905 is used to show that conventional wisdom places unwarranted weight on a state's reputation for standing firm in the interconnected international system. The discussions also explore the systemic causes of World War II: Contributors examine how the international financial system unwittingly helped destroy Weimar democracy and offer a challenging reinterpretation of the workings of the balance of power in the 1930s. Qualifying the view that interdependence promotes peace, we see how German and Japanese economic dependence led them to adopt offensive military strategies. The contributing authors rebut currently popular arguments for collective security and trace the complex, unforeseen interactions between Europe's monetary system and its scheme for financing agricultural subsidies. The final chapter, tying all the case studies together, argues that the key to systemic stability is to provide security for the most vulnerable, important state in the system
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
JX1391
LC item number
.C665 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1940-
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  • Snyder, Jack L
  • Jervis, Robert
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  • International relations
  • International economic relations
  • World politics
  • International economic relations
  • International relations
  • World politics
  • Internationale Politik
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Weltwirtschaft
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Coping with complexity in the international system, edited by Jack Snyder and Robert Jervis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : new thinking about the new international system / Jack Snyder -- Systems and interaction effects / Robert Jervis -- The transformation of political thinking, 1787-1848 / Paul W. Schroeder -- System management and the endurance of the concert of Europe / William H. Daugherty -- The domestic politics of crisis bargaining and the origins of the Crimean War / Susan Peterson -- The dynamics of international monetary systems : international and domestic factors in the rise, reign, and demise of the classical gold standard / Jeffry A. Frieden -- Independence or interdependence : testing resolve reputation / Jonathan Mercer -- Weimar Germany and systemic transformation in international economic relations / William C. McNeil -- Hitler's tripolar strategy for world conquest / Randall L. Schweller -- Interdependence and instability / Anne Uchitel -- Systems of peace as causes of war? Collective security, arms control, and the new Europe / Richard K. Betts
  • (cont.) Common markets, uncommon currencies : systems effects and the European community / Kathleen R. McNamara -- Conclusion : system stability and the security of the most vulnerable significant actor / Thomas J. Christensen
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 366 pages
Isbn
9780813386072
Lccn
92026066
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26401787
  • (OCoLC)ocm26401787
Label
Coping with complexity in the international system, edited by Jack Snyder and Robert Jervis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : new thinking about the new international system / Jack Snyder -- Systems and interaction effects / Robert Jervis -- The transformation of political thinking, 1787-1848 / Paul W. Schroeder -- System management and the endurance of the concert of Europe / William H. Daugherty -- The domestic politics of crisis bargaining and the origins of the Crimean War / Susan Peterson -- The dynamics of international monetary systems : international and domestic factors in the rise, reign, and demise of the classical gold standard / Jeffry A. Frieden -- Independence or interdependence : testing resolve reputation / Jonathan Mercer -- Weimar Germany and systemic transformation in international economic relations / William C. McNeil -- Hitler's tripolar strategy for world conquest / Randall L. Schweller -- Interdependence and instability / Anne Uchitel -- Systems of peace as causes of war? Collective security, arms control, and the new Europe / Richard K. Betts
  • (cont.) Common markets, uncommon currencies : systems effects and the European community / Kathleen R. McNamara -- Conclusion : system stability and the security of the most vulnerable significant actor / Thomas J. Christensen
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 366 pages
Isbn
9780813386072
Lccn
92026066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26401787
  • (OCoLC)ocm26401787

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