The Nemesis of Power

The Nemesis of Power

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The Nemesis of Power is the first book to look at the history of international relations theories. Many theorists have investigated the nature of power, studying it in its social, political, economic, intellectual and physical contexts in order to define it. Rather than present yet another definition, Harald Kleinschmidt shows how the theorists themselves have perceived and handled the concept of power and how conduct in international relations has been evaluated. Taking a broad look at international relations theories from the Roman Empire to the modern transformation of the European world picture, Kleinschmidt bridges the gap between theory and history by subjecting theory to the logic and method of historical inquiry. Drawing on original sources, he reads international relations theories against their social and cultural contexts, placing an emphasis on the ways in which changes in theory are reflections of a wider pattern of changes in culture.The maintenance of union among the atoms is dependent upon their equal distribution; and on the fact that one molecule ... This it is which was the constant care of Lorenzo dea#39; Medici, that wise man, friend of peace and father of peace, namely, ... Both the peace and the balance of power ended with him, great scion of the Medici and mighty bulwark of his native city ... At the turn of the seventeenth century, the use of power to maintain a balance in Europe could thus be associated withanbsp;...

Title:The Nemesis of Power
Author:Harald Kleinschmidt
Publisher:Reaktion Books - 2000


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