Coexistence in an atmosphere of mutual respect in a pluralist world order has become an even greater challenge in the practice of international relations since the murderous acts committed by al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001 (9/11) that demanded justice. This book looks beyond today's popular narratives. Dr. Chang explores the extent to which the tragedy of 9/11 has been exploited by the neoconservative-controlled U.S. administration as opportunity to launch its grand strategy for creating an American-centric order, necessary for the continuation of U.S. hegemony in the twenty-first century.
Claude V. Chang, a former United Nations Development Program (UNDP) consultant, is an International Development Economics and Privatization Consultant and teaches World Politics at Johnson and Wales University. Dr. Chang was Secretary to the Treasury of Guyana and member of the Board of the Guyana Central Bank. He served as a Member of the Governing Council of the University of Guyana. He is published on privatization, competition and regulations.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Territoriality and the Westernization Imperative Chapter 3 Territoriality and the Westernization Imperative: Overview Part 4 Fundamental Laws, Precepts, and Concepts Chapter 5 Fundamental Laws and Precepts Chapter 6 Condign Power and Countervailing Response: Then and Now Chapter 7 Compensatory and Conditioned Powers: Then and Now Part 8 China Emerging Chapter 9 The Dragon Awakes Part 10 America's Territorial Imperative Chapter 11 The American Experience: "It's the Economy Stupid" Chapter 12 Is an Emerging China America's Dilemma? Chapter 13 The Bush Foreign Policy: From Preemption to Transformation? Part 14 Israel's Territorial Imperative Chapter 15 Israel: A Dream on Hold? Part 16 The Peace Imperative Chapter 17 Universalizing Peace through Acceptance of "Other" Part 18 Bibliography Part 19 Index