Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World
Michael Schiffer, David Shorr
Lexington Books, 2009 - Political Science - 367 pages
What if the major global and regional powers of today s world came into closer alignment to build a stronger international community and shared approaches to twenty-first century threats and challenges? The Stanley Foundation posed that question to thirty-three top foreign policy analysts in Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World. Contributing writers were asked to describe the paths that nine powerful nations, a regional union of twenty-seven states, and a multinational corporation could take as constructive stakeholders in a strengthened rules-based international order. Each chapter is an assessment of what is politically possible (and impossible) with a description of the associated pressures and reference to the country s geostrategic position, economy, society, history, and political system and culture. To provide a perspective from the inside and counterweight, each essay is accompanied by a critical reaction by a prominent analyst commentator from the given country. Powers and Principles is aimed at both reflective practitioners of policy and policy-relevant scholars."
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Part 1 OLD GUARD
Redefining American Leadership
Leading or Losing the Way Toward Responsible Stakeholdership?
The Global Ambition of the European Project
Part 2 CHALLENGERS
Gill A Rising Chinas Rising Responsibilities
The Ultimate Test of FreeMarket Democracy
A Game of ThreeDimensional Chess
Almeida Brazils Candidacy for Major Power Status
Part 4 SQUARE PEGS
From Beacon of Hope to Rogue Democracy?
Maloney Refashioning Irans International Role
The Oil Majors
About the Contributors
Calculations in the Kremlin
Part 3 BELLWETHERS
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