Jack L Snyder is a leading American International Relations scholar who has developed an international reputation for his research on IR theory and US Foreign policy.
This book draws together many of his essays to create a coherent volume that explores a liberal realist theory of international politics. It tackles the question of change in a heterogeneous, incompletely modern international system from a perspective that draws on realism in stressing pragmatism in tactics and on liberalism in defining the ultimate goals of change. The book features a new introduction that explains the general themes that unify the prescriptive articles on international justice, the marketplace of ideas, and democratization and is divided into three parts that explore:
- Anarchy and Its Effects
- The Challenges of Democratic Consolidation
- Empire and the Promotion of a Liberal Order
This fascinating and must-have collection will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, especially those interested in the debates on liberalism and realism, and comparative politics.