With Bounding Power, Daniel Deudney makes a masterly contribution to the renaissance of classical political theory in contemporary thought about world. Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village . Daniel H. Deudney. Copyright Date: Published by: Princeton University. A long-awaited and truly brilliant book, “Bounding Power” presents Deudney reaches back into Western political thought to reconstruct what.
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Realism, the dominant theory of international relations, particularly regarding security, seems compelling in part because of its claim to embody so much of Western political thought from the ancient Greeks to the present.
Its main challenger, liberalism, looks to Kant and nineteenth-century economists. Despite their many insights, neither realism nor liberalism gives us adequate tools to grapple with security globalization, the liberal ascent, and the American role in their development. In reality, both realism and liberalism and their main insights were largely invented by republicans writing about republics.
Poweer main ideas of realism and liberalism are but fragments of republican security theory, whose primary claim is that security entails the simultaneous avoidance of the extremes of anarchy and boundnig, and that the size of the space within which this is necessary has expanded due to technological change.
In Daniel Deudney’s reading, there is one main security tradition and its fragmentary descendants. This theory began in classical antiquity, and its pivotal early modern and Enlightenment culmination was the founding of the United States.
Moving into the industrial and nuclear eras, this line of thinking becomes the basis for the claim that mutually restraining world government is now necessary for security and that political liberty cannot survive without new types of global unions.
Unique in scope, depth, and timeliness, Bounding Power offers an international vounding theory for our fractious and perilous global village. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Preface and Acknowledgments pp.
Before Realism and Liberalism pp. Traditions and Theory p. Republican Security Theory pp.
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Relatives and Descendants pp. From the Polis to Federal Union p. The Iron Laws of Polis Republicanism pp.
The Philadelphian System pp. Toward the Global Village p.
Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village
Liberal Historical Materialism pp. Federalist Global Geopolitics pp. Anticipations of World Nuclear Government pp. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources dedney collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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