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Power and Interdependence

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This landmark book, an original work by two of the most renowned scholars in the field, continues to offer a rich theoretical approach to understanding contemporary world politics and valid general prescriptions for policy. Power and Interdependence was written to construct a way of looking at the world of politics that helps us understand the relationships between econ

Paperback, Third Edition, 352 pages
Published July 20th 2000 by Longman (first published 1977)
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In all fairness, this was not a horrible book. Rather, my review is based on how much I "enjoyed" it, which was not very much.
From the perspective of a student of Political Science or International Relations, this book was useful in understanding the theory of complex interdependence, which serves as the opposite of the traditional Realist framework. After defining complex interdependence and outlining the main characteristics, the authors then apply their theory to four different examples. In...more
Keohane and Nye set up what becomes the dominant school of thought in the neoliberal camp of IR thinking: neoliberal institutionalism.
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My impression: Swung for the fences and hit a ground-rule double. Their questions are, "What are the major features of world politics when interdependence, particularly economic interdependence, is extensive? And How and why do international regimes exist?
Piotr Pietrzak
Top ten books every student of politics should read

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Machala Machala
Very good book on international relations. It's a must read for those who are interested in IR.
The best book in International Relations.
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Robert O. Keohane (b. 1941) is an American scholar of international relations, best known for his work on neoliberal institutionalism. His numerous books include After Hegemony (1984) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). Currently a professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Keohane has received numerous awards for his scholarship. Among these, he...more
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