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Perils of Anarchy: Contemporary Realism and International Security (International Security Readers)

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ISBN-13: 978-0262522021
ISBN-10: 0262522020
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A superb collection of recent articles from the journal International Security... The introductory essay, which summarizes the developmentof realist theory, and the high quality of each contribution make this volume appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students alike.


The end of the Cold War was accompanied by a rush to proclaim the failure of realism as a theory of international politics. The news about the death of realism is premature, as this volume convincingly shows....Realism is alive and well. This excellent volume will help get the word out.

(Foreign Affairs)

About the Author

Michael E. Brown is Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Sean M. Lynn-Jones is Editor of International Security, the International Security Program's quarterly journal. He is also series editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security, the Program's book series that is published by MIT Press.

Steven E. Miller is director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center.


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Product Details

  • Series: International Security Readers
  • Paperback: 525 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (March 27, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262522020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262522021
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,365,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
This International Security reader is a great collection of the recent work in the realist tradition in International Relations. Here you can read the "classic" authors (like Waltz and Walt) and the "new generation" (Schweller - excellent - and Zakaria). The introduction, written by the editors of the volume, is wonderful: it really "maps" realism and its authors. There is also two essays by John Mearsheimer, the "hardcore" realist and his gloomy "Back to the Future" article. Great book and certainly worth the money. This is the best book in the "International Security" readers series.
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