Constructing the World Polity: Essays on International Institutionalization

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Routledge, 1998 - Political Science - 312 pages
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Constructing the World Polity brings together in one collection the theoretical ideas of one of the most influential International Relations theorists of our time. These essays, with a new introduction, and comprehensive connective sections, present Ruggie's ideas and their application to critical policy questions of the post-Cold War international order. Themes covered include:
* International Organization. How the 'new Institutionalism' differs from the old.
* The System of States. Explorations of political structure, social time, and territorial space in the world polity.
* Making History. America and the issue of 'agency' in the post-Cold Was era. NATO and the future transatlantic security community. The United Nations and the collective use of force.

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Ruggie is currently Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, on leave as Burgess Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University.

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