A Century's Journey: How the Great Powers Shape the World

A Century's Journey: How the Great Powers Shape the World

By: Robert A. Pastor (author)Paperback

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Will the world of the twenty-first century be dominated by global companies, ethnic strife, or rogue tyrants? This definitive volume argues convincingly that the answer depends on the actions of the world's great powers, which will continue to set the rules affecting globalization, culture, and pariah regimes.In A Century's Journey, seven influential scholars trace the global strategies of the world's most powerful countries during the past 100 years. Through authoritative chapters on each great power, readers will learn how these countries redefined their interests in response to momentous changes and reshaped the world so that it bears only slight resemblance to the world of 1900.The scholars and their areas of expertise are Professors Robert A. Pastor (United States), Stanley Hoffman of Harvard University (France), Josef Joffe, Editor of Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Robert Legvold of Columbia University (Soviet Union/Russia), Robert J. Lieber of Georgetown University (Great Britain), Michael Oksenberg of Stanford University (China), and Kenneth Pyle of the University of Washington (Japan).

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Robert A. Pastor is Goodrich C. White Professor of International Relations at Emory University. He is the author or editor of eleven books, including Limits to Friendship. Pastor served on the National Security Council from 1977 to 1981, and has been a consultant to the Departments of State and Defense and the National Security Council and the C.I.A. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


* 1. The Great Powers in the Twentieth Century: from Dawn to Dusk Robert A. Pastor * 2. Great Britain: Decline and Recovery Robert J. Lieber * 3. France: Two Obsessions for One Century Stanley Hoffmann * 4. Germany: The Continuities for Frederick the Great to the Federal Republic Josef Joffe * 5. The Three Ruussias: Decline, Revolution, and Reconstruction Robert Legvold * 6. The United States: Divided By a Revolutionary Vision Robert A. Pastor * 7. Japan: Opportunism in the Pursuit of Power Kenneth B. Pyle * 8. China: A Tortuous Path onto the World's Stage Michel Oksenberg * 9. Looking Back and Forward: The Trajectories of the Great Powers Robert A. Pastor

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/07/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780465054763
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780465054763
  • weight: 599
  • ISBN10: 0465054765

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