The Resource World order, Henry Kissinger

World order, Henry Kissinger

Label
World order
Title
World order
Statement of responsibility
Henry Kissinger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. There has never been a true "world order," Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the Emperor at its pinnacle
Summary
Grounded in Kissinger's deep study of history and experience as national security advisor and secretary of state, World Order guides readers on a tour of the globe. It examines the events and ideas that formed the historic concepts of order, their manifestations in contemporary controversies, and the ways in which they might ultimately be reconciled
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10351870
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-
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Kissinger, Henry
Dewey number
327
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1242
LC item number
.K575 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World politics
  • Security, International
  • International relations
  • Geopolitics
Target audience
adult
Label
World order, Henry Kissinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The question of world order : Varieties of world order ; Legitimacy and power -- 1. Europe: the pluralistic international order : The uniqueness of the European order ; The Thirty Years' War: what is legitimacy? ; The peace of Westphalia ; The operation of the Westphalian system ; The French Revolution and its aftermath -- 2. The European balance-of-power system and its end : The Russian enigma ; The Congress of Vienna ; The premises of international order ; Metternich and Bismarck ; The dilemmas of the balance of power ; Legitimacy and power between the world wars ; The postwar European order ; The future of Europe -- 3. Islamism and the Middle East: a world in disorder : The Islamic world order ; The Ottoman Empire: the sick man of Europe ; The Westphalian system and the Islamic world ; Islamism: the revolutionary tide: two philosophical interpretations ; The Arab Spring and the Syrian cataclysm ; The Palestinian issue and international order ; Saudia Arabia ; The decline of the state? -- 4. The United States and Iran: approaches to order : The tradition of Iranian statecraft ; The Khomeini revolution ; Nuclear proliferation and Iran ; Vision and reality -- 5. The multiplicity of Asia : Asia and Europe: different concepts of balance of power ; Japan ; India ; What is an Asian regional order? -- 6. Toward an Asian order: confrontation or partnership? : Asia's international order and China ; China and world order ; A longer perspective -- 7. "Acting for all mankind": the United States and its concept of order : America on the world stage ; Theodore Roosevelt: America as a world power ; Woodrow Wilson: America as the world's conscience ; Franklin Roosevelt and the new world order -- 8. The United States: ambivalent superpower : The beginning of the Cold War ; Strategies of a Cold War order ; The Korean War ; Vietnam and the breakdown of the national consensus ; Richard Nixon and international order ; The beginning of renewal ; Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War ; The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars ; The purpose and the possible -- 9. Technology, equilibrium, and human consciousness : World order in the nuclear age ; The challenge of nuclear proliferation ; Cyber technology and world order ; The human factor ; Foreign policy in the digital era -- Conclusion: World order in our time? : The evolution of international order ; Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocn889630207
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781594206146
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889630207
Label
World order, Henry Kissinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The question of world order : Varieties of world order ; Legitimacy and power -- 1. Europe: the pluralistic international order : The uniqueness of the European order ; The Thirty Years' War: what is legitimacy? ; The peace of Westphalia ; The operation of the Westphalian system ; The French Revolution and its aftermath -- 2. The European balance-of-power system and its end : The Russian enigma ; The Congress of Vienna ; The premises of international order ; Metternich and Bismarck ; The dilemmas of the balance of power ; Legitimacy and power between the world wars ; The postwar European order ; The future of Europe -- 3. Islamism and the Middle East: a world in disorder : The Islamic world order ; The Ottoman Empire: the sick man of Europe ; The Westphalian system and the Islamic world ; Islamism: the revolutionary tide: two philosophical interpretations ; The Arab Spring and the Syrian cataclysm ; The Palestinian issue and international order ; Saudia Arabia ; The decline of the state? -- 4. The United States and Iran: approaches to order : The tradition of Iranian statecraft ; The Khomeini revolution ; Nuclear proliferation and Iran ; Vision and reality -- 5. The multiplicity of Asia : Asia and Europe: different concepts of balance of power ; Japan ; India ; What is an Asian regional order? -- 6. Toward an Asian order: confrontation or partnership? : Asia's international order and China ; China and world order ; A longer perspective -- 7. "Acting for all mankind": the United States and its concept of order : America on the world stage ; Theodore Roosevelt: America as a world power ; Woodrow Wilson: America as the world's conscience ; Franklin Roosevelt and the new world order -- 8. The United States: ambivalent superpower : The beginning of the Cold War ; Strategies of a Cold War order ; The Korean War ; Vietnam and the breakdown of the national consensus ; Richard Nixon and international order ; The beginning of renewal ; Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War ; The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars ; The purpose and the possible -- 9. Technology, equilibrium, and human consciousness : World order in the nuclear age ; The challenge of nuclear proliferation ; Cyber technology and world order ; The human factor ; Foreign policy in the digital era -- Conclusion: World order in our time? : The evolution of international order ; Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocn889630207
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781594206146
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889630207

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