White World Order Black Power Politics

White World Order  Black Power Politics

In White World Order, Black Power Politics, Robert Vitalis recovers the arguments, texts, and institution building of an extraordinary group of professors at Howard University, including Alain Locke, Ralph Bunche, Rayford Logan, Eric ...

Author: Robert Vitalis

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501701870

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Racism and imperialism are the twin forces that propelled the course of the United States in the world in the early twentieth century and in turn affected the way that diplomatic history and international relations were taught and understood in the American academy. Evolutionary theory, social Darwinism, and racial anthropology had been dominant doctrines in international relations from its beginnings; racist attitudes informed research priorities and were embedded in newly formed professional organizations. In White World Order, Black Power Politics, Robert Vitalis recovers the arguments, texts, and institution building of an extraordinary group of professors at Howard University, including Alain Locke, Ralph Bunche, Rayford Logan, Eric Williams, and Merze Tate, who was the first black female professor of political science in the country. Within the rigidly segregated profession, the "Howard School of International Relations" represented the most important center of opposition to racism and the focal point for theorizing feasible alternatives to dependency and domination for Africans and African Americans through the early 1960s. Vitalis pairs the contributions of white and black scholars to reconstitute forgotten historical dialogues and show the critical role played by race in the formation of international relations.
Categories: Political Science

JAIR Journal of International Relations

JAIR Journal of International Relations

A Review of Robert Vitalis White World Order, Black Power Politics The Birth of
American International Relations Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2015,
272pp. Nirjhar Mukherjee Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA In the world of
social ...

Author: Aruna Kumar Malik

Publisher: IndraStra Global e-Journal Hosting Services

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 95

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JAIR Journal of International Relations (JAIR J. Int. Relat.) is a biennial, peer-reviewed, refereed journal of International Relations published by The Jadavpur Association of International Relations with the financial assistance from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.
Categories: Political Science

The USA and The World 2017 2018

The USA and The World 2017 2018

The World and Yugoslavia's Wars. New York: Council on Foreign Relations,
1996. Vitalis, Robert. White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of
American International Relations. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press,
2015.

Author: David M. Keithly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475835212

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Updated annually and part of the renowned “World Today Series,” USA and the World presents an unusually penetrating look into America and its relationship to the rest of the world.
Categories: Education

The USA and The World 2016 2017

The USA and The World 2016 2017

The World and Yugoslavia's Wars. New York: Council on Foreign Relations,
1996. Vitalis, Robert. White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of
American International Relations. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press,
2015.

Author: David M. Keithly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475829099

Category: History

Page: 284

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Instant interpretive history is a difficult and demanding task, and certainly more of an art than some would suggest. USA and the World describes not only what happened, but puts events in the context of the past and criticizes policy actions as appropriate. The result goes deeper than most of what appears in current publications. Updated annually and part of the renowned “World Today Series,” USA and the World presents an unusually penetrating look into America and its relationship to the rest of the world. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. Now in its tenth edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student budgets.
Categories: History

The Age of Hiroshima

The Age of Hiroshima

Osmah F. Kahlil, America's Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of
the National Security State ... Robert Vitalis, White World Order, Black Power
Politics: The Birth of American International Relations (Ithaca, NY: Cornell
University ...

Author: Michael D. Gordin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691195292

Category: History

Page: 448

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A multifaceted portrait of the Hiroshima bombing and its many legacies On August 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city's destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and the present, and science and ethics. The Age of Hiroshima traces these complex legacies, exploring how the meanings of Hiroshima have reverberated across the decades and around the world. Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry bring together leading scholars from disciplines ranging from international relations and political theory to cultural history and science and technology studies, who together provide new perspectives on Hiroshima as both a historical event and a cultural phenomenon. As an event, Hiroshima emerges in the flow of decisions and hard choices surrounding the bombing and its aftermath. As a phenomenon, it marked a revolution in science, politics, and the human imagination—the end of one age and the dawn of another. The Age of Hiroshima reveals how the bombing of Hiroshima gave rise to new conceptions of our world and its precarious interconnectedness, and how we continue to live in its dangerous shadow today.
Categories: History

Oilcraft

Oilcraft

Oil is a commodity like any other: bought, sold, and subject to market forces. Thus, the first goal of this book is to expose the suspect fears of oil scarcity and conflict.

Author: Robert Vitalis

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503612341

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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A bracing corrective to the myths that have shaped economic, military, and diplomatic policy, dispelling our oil-soaked fantasies of dependence. There is a conventional wisdom about oil—that the U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf is what guarantees access to this strategic resource; that the "special" relationship with Saudi Arabia is necessary to stabilize an otherwise volatile market; and that these assumptions in turn provide Washington enormous leverage over Europe and Asia. Except, the conventional wisdom is wrong. Robert Vitalis debunks the myths to reveal "oilcraft," a line of magical thinking closer to witchcraft than statecraft. Oil is a commodity like any other: bought, sold, and subject to market forces. Thus, the first goal of this book is to expose the suspect fears of oil scarcity and conflict. The second goal is to investigate the significant geopolitical impact of these false beliefs. In particular, Vitalis shows how we can reconsider the question of the U.S.–Saudi special relationship, which confuses and traps many into unnecessarily accepting what they imagine is a devil's bargain. The House of Saud does many things for U.S. investors, firms, and government agencies, but guaranteeing the flow of oil, making it cheap, or stabilizing the price isn't one of them. Freeing ourselves from the spell of oilcraft won't be easy—but the benefits make it essential.
Categories: Political Science

Theodore Roosevelt and World Order

Theodore Roosevelt and World Order

While not all of Roosevelt's philosophy is applicable to today's world, this book provides useful historical examples of international intervention and a powerful analytical tool for understanding how a great power should respond to world ...

Author: James R. Holmes

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612343051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

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Theodore Roosevelt and World Order presents a new understanding of TR's political philosophy while shedding light on some of today's most vexing foreign policy dilemmas. Most know that Roosevelt served as New York police commissioner during the 1890s, warring on crime while sponsoring reforms that reflected his good-government convictions. Later Roosevelt became an accomplished diplomat. Yet it has escaped attention that TR's perspectives on domestic and foreign affairs fused under the legal concept of "police power." This gap in our understanding of Roosevelt's career deserves to be filled. Why? TR is strikingly relevant to our own age. His era shares many features with that of the twenty-first century, notably growing economic interdependence, failed states unable or unwilling to discharge their sovereign responsibilities, and terrorism from an international anarchist movement that felled Roosevelt's predecessor, William McKinley. Roosevelt exercised his concept of police power to manage the newly acquired Philippines and Cuba, to promote Panama's independence from Colombia, and to defuse international crises in Venezuela and Morocco. Since the end of the Cold War, and especially in the post-9/11 era, American statesmen and academics have been grappling with the problem of how to buoy up world order. While not all of Roosevelt's philosophy is applicable to today's world, this book provides useful historical examples of international intervention and a powerful analytical tool for understanding how a great power should respond to world events.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

After Victory

After Victory

This book engages contemporary political debates, and it illuminates these debates with an informative set of historical case studies.

Author: G. John Ikenberry

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691050911

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

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The end of the Cold War was a "big bang" reminiscent of earlier moments after major wars, such as the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the end of the World Wars in 1919 and 1945. Here John Ikenberry asks the question, what do states that win wars do with their newfound power and how do they use it to build order? In examining the postwar settlements in modern history, he argues that powerful countries do seek to build stable and cooperative relations, but the type of order that emerges hinges on their ability to make commitments and restrain power. The author explains that only with the spread of democracy in the twentieth century and the innovative use of international institutions--both linked to the emergence of the United States as a world power--has order been created that goes beyond balance of power politics to exhibit "constitutional" characteristics. The open character of the American polity and a web of multilateral institutions allow the United States to exercise strategic restraint and establish stable relations among the industrial democracies despite rapid shifts and extreme disparities in power. Blending comparative politics with international relations, and history with theory, After Victory will be of interest to anyone concerned with the organization of world order, the role of institutions in world politics, and the lessons of past postwar settlements for today. It also speaks to today's debate over the ability of the United States to lead in an era of unipolar power.
Categories: Political Science

Crucible of Power

Crucible of Power

A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913 Howard Jones. CHAPTER. 12.
Theodore. Roosevelt. and. the. Search. for. World. Order,. 1900—1. 913. Panama
Canal under Construction This picture demonstrates the intricate and ... The
United States was not a world power by the opening of the twentieth century, but
with Roosevelt's lead it soon became ... promoted the growing public interest in
foreign affairs by using the White House as a “bully pulpit” to dominate the U.S.
scene ...

Author: Howard Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442208889

Category: History

Page: 352

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Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913 presents a straightforward, balanced, and comprehensive history of American international relations from the American Revolution to 1913. Howard Jones demonstrates the complexities of the decision-making process that led to the rise and decline of the United States (relative to the ascent of other nations) in world power status. Howard Jones focuses on the personalities, security interests, and expansionist tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and highlights the intimate relationship between foreign and domestic policy. This updated edition includes revisions and additions aimed at making the book more attractive to students, teachers, and general readers.
Categories: History

Africa in World Affairs

Africa in World Affairs

4 ( Autumn 1969 ) , 693 - 716 ; special issue of International Journal on " The Fifty
Years ' Crisis : International Society From ... with the African diaspora treating
primarily the two major areas of African dispersal in Afro - America and the
Caribbean . ... O “ Black Power ” when capitalized in this study refers to the
present Afro - American - inspired movement ; in lower ... 702 , 714 - 715 , to
which are now added some reflections on future alternatives vis - a - vis world
order considerations .

Author: Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui

Publisher: Third PressReview of Books

ISBN: UOM:39015008157623

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Categories: Social Science

Global Order and Global Disorder

Global Order and Global Disorder

Explains the process of globalization and examines alternative forms of global order and disorder.

Author: Keith Suter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275973883

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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Explains the process of globalization and examines alternative forms of global order and disorder.
Categories: Political Science

Approaches to World Order

Approaches to World Order

A collection of Robert Cox's most important essays on politics and world order.

Author: Robert W. Cox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521466512

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

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Robert Cox's writings have had a profound influence on recent developments in thinking in world politics. This book brings together for the first time his most important essays, grouped around the theme of world order. The volume is divided into sections dealing respectively with theory; with the application of Cox's approach to recent changes in world political economy; and with multilateralism and the problem of global governance. This volume will be an essential guide to Robert Cox's critical approach for students and teachers of international relations and international political economy.
Categories: Political Science

Exit from Hegemony

Exit from Hegemony

But the truth is that the unravelling of American global order began over a decade earlier. Exit from Hegemony develops an integrated approach to understanding the rise and decline of hegemonic orders.

Author: Alexander Cooley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190916473

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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""We live in a period of uncertainty about the fate of American global leadership and the future of international order. The 2016 election of Donald Trump led many to pronounce the death, or at least terminal decline, of liberal international order - the system of institutions, rules, and values associated with the American-dominated international system. But the truth is that the unravelling of American global order began over a decade earlier. Exit from Hegemony develops an integrated approach to understanding the rise and decline of hegemonic orders. It calls attention to three drivers of transformation in contemporary order. First, great powers, most notably Russia and China, contest existing norms and values, while simultaneously building new spheres of international order through regional institutions. Second, the loss of the "patronage monopoly" once enjoyed by the United States and its allies allows weaker states to seek alternative providers of economic and military goods - providers who do not condition their support on compliance with liberal economic and political principles. Third, transnational counter-order movements, usually in the form of illiberal and right-wing nationalists, undermine support for liberal order and the American international system, including within the United States itself. Exit from Hegemony demonstrates that these broad sources of transformation - from above, below, and within - have transformed past international orders and undermine prior hegemonic powers. It provides evidence that that all three are, in the present, mutually reinforcing one another and, therefore, that the texture of world politics may be facing major changes""--
Categories: Political Science

Conceiving the New World Order

Conceiving the New World Order

This volume provides an investigation of the dynamics of reproduction.

Author: Faye D. Ginsburg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520089146

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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This volume provides an investigation of the dynamics of reproduction. Using reproduction as an entry point the authors examine how cultures are produced, contested, and transformed as people imagine their collective future in the creation of the next generation.
Categories: Political Science

Y

Y

Using the circumscription theory-the idea that the phenomenon of political unification was most explicit in areas of the world where agricultural land was in short supply- and exhaustive historical evidence, this timely work proposes the ...

Author: Max Ostrovsky

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761834990

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 960

Combining history, archaeology, sociology, political science, and agricultural studies, Y=Arctg X: The Hyperbola of the World Order presents a theory claiming that any political system with a firm agricultural foundation is pre-destined to reach political unity and turn this state into the norm. Using the circumscription theory--the idea that the phenomenon of political unification was most explicit in areas of the world where agricultural land was in short supply-- and exhaustive historical evidence, this timely work proposes the emergence of a single world state.
Categories: History

US Foreign Policy

US Foreign Policy

Critical and connected: brings together diverse political perspectives from the world's leading experts, giving students the tools to critically evaluate America's ever-changing role in international politics and to connect theory to real ...

Author: Michael Cox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198707578

Category:

Page: 496

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Giving students a perspective on US foreign policy that is critical and connected, US Foreign Policy, Third Edition, is the student toolkit for navigating the ever-changing dynamics of the subject area. Using the book, students learn how to critically assess US foreign policy, as they are presented with diverse political perspectives and given the tools to come to their own conclusions. Carefully developed "major debates" and "controversies" features help students to connect theory with the real-world politics. As policy continues to change before our eyes, US Foreign Policy, Third Edition, brings together the world's leading experts in the field to provide the most comprehensive overview of America's ever-changing role in international politics. This new edition reflects the legacy of the Obama administration, the unfurling impacts of President Trump, and the American role in world affairs. It includes new chapters on gender, religion, East Asia, and the Liberal International Order. The following online resources for students and lecturers accompany the book: For students: Interactive map detailing U.S. foreign policy by region Multiple choice questions For lecturers: Essay and seminar questions
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International Order and the Future of World Politics

International Order and the Future of World Politics

Distinguished scholars assess the emerging international order, examining leading theories, the major powers, and potential problems.

Author: T. V. Paul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521658322

Category: Political Science

Page: 421

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Distinguished scholars assess the emerging international order, examining leading theories, the major powers, and potential problems.
Categories: Political Science

Special Responsibilities

Special Responsibilities

This is the first study of how major global problems have been managed through the international distribution of special responsibilities.

Author: Mlada Bukovansky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021358

Category: Law

Page: 290

View: 441

This is the first study of how major global problems have been managed through the international distribution of special responsibilities.
Categories: Law

World Out of Balance

World Out of Balance

World Out of Balance is the most comprehensive analysis to date of the constraints on the United States' use of power in pursuit of its security interests.

Author: Stephen G. Brooks

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140083760X

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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World Out of Balance is the most comprehensive analysis to date of the constraints on the United States' use of power in pursuit of its security interests. Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth overturn conventional wisdom by showing that in a unipolar system, where the United States is dominant in the scales of world power, the constraints featured in international relations theory are generally inapplicable. In fact, the authors argue that the U.S. will not soon lose its leadership position; rather, it stands before a twenty-year window of opportunity for reshaping the international system. Although American primacy in the world is unprecedented, analysts routinely stress the limited utility of such preeminence. The authors examine arguments from each of the main international relations theories--realism, institutionalism, constructivism, and liberalism. They also cover the four established external constraints on U.S. security policy--international institutions, economic interdependence, legitimacy, and balancing. The prevailing view is that these external constraints conspire to undermine the value of U.S. primacy, greatly restricting the range of security policies the country can pursue. Brooks and Wohlforth show that, in actuality, the international environment does not tightly constrain U.S. security policy. World Out of Balance underscores the need for an entirely new research agenda to better understand the contours of international politics and the United States' place in the world order.
Categories: Political Science

Strategic Studies and World Order

Strategic Studies and World Order

This 1994 book studies debates in international relations theory to raise important questions about the nature of strategic studies and nuclear deterrence.

Author: Bradley S. Klein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052146644X

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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In this book Bradley Klein draws on recent debates in international relations theory to raise important questions about the nature of strategic studies and nuclear deterrence. In clear and uncluttered language, he explores the links among modernity, state-building and strategic violence, and argues that American foreign policy, and NATO, undertook a set of dynamic political practices to make and remake world order in the image of Western identity. The book will be of interest to students of international relations theory, strategic studies, peace studies, and US foreign policy.
Categories: Political Science