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 obunding Kant and nineteenth-century economists. Despite their many insights, neither realism nor liberalism gives us a 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 plwer Greeks to the present.
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 veudney, both realism and liberalism and their main insights were largely invented by republicans writing about republics.
Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village
The 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 hierarchy, 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 political theory for our fractious and perilous global village. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bounding Powerplease sign up.
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Mar 20, Alexandros rated it really liked it. This deudnfy a comprehensive work on Republican Security Theory where Deudney outlines how technology and geography determine the structure of the political system. He moves beyond anarchy and hierarchy describing both in negative terms to negarchy, a state where nations are self-restrained.
A central theme in his narrative is violence-interdependence and how technology has shrank the space and time. As proponent of Republicanism and Federal unions it is very boundinb how little space he dedicate This is a comprehensive work on Republican Security Theory where Deudney outlines how technology and geography determine the structure of the political system. As proponent of Republicanism and Federal unions it is very surprising how little space he dedicates to European Union project and focuses on the US instead,among other examples.
This is a work I highly recommend for anyone interested in security theory. Apr 10, Pola rated it it was amazing. Fresh bounxing and merging of Republican political theory to the realm of the international. Original arguments but takes a historical view.
The most contemporary theme is nuclear weapons. Nov 08, Ross rated it it was amazing Shelves: Longer review after I finish it. Apr 27, Randy marked powef as to-read. Dan was a chum when we were boys. This book of his is celebrated in political science circles as a masterwork.
Looking forward to receiving it and diving in.
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