Entre Kant et Kosovo
En hommage à Pierre Hassner, penseur de la violence et de la paix, ce livre rassemble quelques uns de ceux qui l'accompagnent ou le suivent dans sa réflexion sur les relations internationales : Suzanne Berger, Jean-Claude Casanova, Annie Daubenton, Jean-Pierre Derriennic, Jean-Luc Domenach, Carlos Gaspar, François Fejtö, Francis Fukuyama, Timothy Garton Ash, Anna Maria Gentili, Pierre Grémion, Stanley Hoffmann, Joëlle Kuntz, Pascale Laborier, Anne-Marie Le Gloannec, Jacques Lévesque, Pierre Manent, Marie Mendras, Dominique Moïsi, Olivier Mongin, Edward L Morse, Uwe Nerlich, Diana Pinto, Philippe Raynaud, Pierre Rosanvallon, Jacques Rupnik, Jean-Jacques Salomon, Dominique Schnapper, Aleksander Smolar, Marie-Claude Smouts, Nathan Tarcov, Paul Thibaud, Danny Trom, Ole Waever, Barat Wariavwalla, Samuel F Wells, Jan Zielonka. Les thèmes abordés dans l'ouvrage - violence, guerre et paix, nationalisme, démocratie, quête de l'identité et de l'universel, place de l'individu dans les relations internationales - proposent au lecteur une clé de lecture pour comprendre le XXIe siècle, et une clé de relecture du XXe siècle, à l'appui des grands philosophes, de Machiavel à Kant.
Perforating the Iron Curtain
Cold War history research of the recent years suggests that the East-West détente process of the 1970s was a more significant element than previously believed in understanding and explaining the processes on both sides of the East-West divide which led to the peaceful end of the Cold War in the late 1980s. This anthology is a contribution to this research. The dozen articles of the book elucidate the European d6tente process from grass-root as well as diplomatic levels, including the Helsinki Conference Final Act of 1975 on respect of human rights and human contacts across the Iron Curtain of the Cold War. The articles are original research based on recently opened and not previously used state and private archives in West and East Europe and the United States, written by a mixture of internationally distinguished senior scholars and younger, promising researchers from the United States, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, and Denmark.
International Relations Scholarship Around the World
It has become widely accepted that the discipline of International Relations (IR) is ironically not "international" at all. IR scholars are part of a global discipline with a single, shared object of study - the world, and yet theorizing gravitates around a number of concepts that have been conceived solely in the United States. The purpose of this book is to re-balance this "western bias" by examining the ways in which IR has evolved and is practiced around the world. The fifteen case studies offer fresh insights into the political and socioeconomic environments that characterize diverse geocultural sites and the ways in which these traits inform and condition scholarly activity in International Relations. By bringing together scholars living and working across the globe Tickner and Wæver provide the most comprehensive analysis of IR ever published. It is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the history, development and future of international relations.
Intensifying economic and political inequality poses a dangerous threat to the liberty of democratic citizens. Mounting evidence suggests that economic power, not popular will, determines public policy, and that elections consistently fail to keep public officials accountable to the people. McCormick confronts this dire situation through a dramatic reinterpretation of Niccolò Machiavelli's political thought. Highlighting previously neglected democratic strains in Machiavelli's major writings, McCormick excavates institutions through which the common people of ancient, medieval and Renaissance republics constrained the power of wealthy citizens and public magistrates, and he imagines how such institutions might be revived today. It reassesses one of the central figures in the Western political canon and decisively intervenes into current debates over institutional design and democratic reform. McCormick proposes a citizen body that excludes socioeconomic and political elites and grants randomly selected common people significant veto, legislative and censure authority within government and over public officials.
The Federal Idea
A significant part of the world's population lives under some sort of federal arrangement. And yet, the concepts of federalism and federation remain under-theorised. Federalist theorists have, for the most part, defined their object by opposition to the unitary state. As a result, they have not developed public law theories that capture the specificity of this type of polity. Bringing together contributions from leading public law theorists and intellectual historians, this volume explores the foundations of federalism. It develops novel perspectives on the core problems of traditional federalist theory and charts new departures in federalist theory and federal power-sharing. At a time when we look for more inclusive ways of ordering public life, the volume fills an urgent theoretical and political need.
Freedom and the Human Person
The present collection seeks to contribute toward finding that distance by making the tradition of thought more a living reality and not an object of arid analyses. Unlike most collections the present one transcends disciplinary boundaries, as it acknowledges the interconnectedness of philosophical, theological, and political arguments on these themes.
In Search of Humanity
This collection of essays, offered in honor of the distinguished career of prominent political philosophy professor Clifford Orwin, provides a wide context in which to consider the rise of “humanity” as one of the chief modern virtues. A relative of—and also a replacement for—formerly more prominent other-regarding virtues like justice and generosity, humanity and later compassion become the true north of the modern moral compass. Contributors to this volume consider various aspects of this virtue, by comparison with what came before and with attention to its development from early to late modernity, and up to the present.
La Chine m inqui te
La Chine est-elle un colosse aux pieds d'argile ? Les failles que l'on peut noter dans son développement oblitèrent-elles son avenir ? Par le spécialiste de la Chine. Lors de sa parution, cette radiographie pertinente et sans concession de la Chine avait détonné alors que chacun célébrait la reconnaissance mondiale obtenue par un géant économique, sur le point d'accueillir la planète pour " ses " Jeux Olympiques. Aujourd'hui, le doute n'est plus de mise : la Chine se trouve bien à une heure de vérité de son histoire. Touchée par la crise mondiale qui met des millions de travailleurs au chômage et en contraint autant à retourner dans les campagnes, elle dispose d'une puissance industrielle et financière qui la place en position d'accéder à un coleadership mondial. Puissance militaire et diplomatique, il lui faut cependant inventer des relations apaisées avec ses voisins comme l'Europe et les Etats-Unis. La Chine est dans un entre-deux que l'analyse minutieuse de Jean-Luc Domenach, nourrie d'un long séjour dans le pays, rend à la fois explicite et instructif. Jean-Luc Domenach, directeur de recherches au CERI, a notamment publié Comprendre la Chine d'aujourd'hui. " Ce livre se dévore, car il nous permet de comprendre un peu mieux l'humeur d'un peuple complexe. " L'Expansion
Non State Actors in International Relations
This book looks at the interaction between non-state actors and their state, in this case Germany, in terms of support, supplement and resource. It uses Germany as an instructive case study from which to draw out wider lessons. Germany has a vibrant civil society, numerous non-state actors, some of which are engaged in transnational processes, and a government that relies heavily on these actors, and thus provides a classic example of the role that non-state actors can play. The actors are analysed in their role as co-operating and in many ways strengthening the role and influence of Germany abroad and on the international stage, rather than competing with it.
Perestroika Soviet domestic and foreign policies
Perestroika. Next to glasnost, no other term evokes as much excitement, conjecture, and concern in discussions on the Soviet Union. And, as perestroika moves forward, more questions will surface as to its effects, both internal and external, on the Soviet Union. How has Soviet society adjusted to changes brought about by perestroika? What impact has perestroika had on Soviet domestic and foreign policies? This provocative, timely volume examines the major dimensions of perestroika that have a direct bearing on the close and complex interaction between Soviet domestic and foreign policy. Assessing the revolutionary changes now taking place in the Soviet Union, the contributors focus on the roots, scope, depth, and dynamics of change. Topics addressed include perestroika and the Soviet military, de-Stalinization, the impact of perestroika on Soviet Asian and European policy, and Soviet resource options, to name but a few. Written in an accessible style with contributions by noted specialists on the Soviet Union, Perestroika will interest scholars and students in political science, international affairs, comparative politics, and history. "The book which comes closest to recognizing the extent of the problem (the disintegrative tendencies unleashed by the reform process) is Perestroika: Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policies. Each chapter elaborates skillfully the connectedness of Soviet domestic and foreign policy. The book has the virtue of recognizing that perestroika has had unintended consequences. . . ." --Living Marxism