After the Cold War: International Institutions and State Strategies in Europe, 1989-1991

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Robert Owen Keohane, Joseph S. Nye, Stanley Hoffmann
Harvard University Press, 1993 - Political Science - 481 pages
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In the fall of 1989 the world watched as the Berlin Wall came down. More than a dramatic symbol of the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the event marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War and the arrival of a whole new era in world politics. How the world powers, built upon foundations that were suddenly shifting, adapted to this new reality is the subject of After the Cold War.

Bringing together the work of seasoned experts and younger scholars, this volume offers a wide-ranging analysis of the effects of historical patterns—whether interrupted or intact—on post–Cold War politics. The contributors show how state strategies among the major western powers were guided by existing international rules and expectations as these were institutionalized in organizations such as NATO, the European Community, and the International Monetary Fund. In the east, by contrast, those international institutions that had existed within the Soviet bloc were soon dissolved, so the business of determining state strategies and policies presented a new set of problems and took a very different tack. After the Cold War explores these continuities and discontinuities in five areas: trade, international public finance, foreign direct investment, environmental protection, and military security.

Equally grounded in theory and extensive empirical research, this timely volume offers a remarkably lucid description and interpretation of our changing world order. In both its approach and its conclusions, it will serve as a model for the study and conduct of international relations in a new era.

 

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Contents

The End of the Cold War in Europe
1
Mars or Minerva? A United Germany in a PostCold War Europe
23
After the Wall
63
The United States and International Institutions in Europe after
104
French Dilemmas and Strategies in the New Europe
127
British State Strategies after the Cold War
148
Theories of Interests
173
Did International 796
196
Foreign Direct Investment in Eastern Europe
286
The Case
310
Pursuing Military Security in Eastern Europe
342
Structure Strategy and Institutional Roles
381
Notes
407
Contributors
469
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Joseph S. Nye, Jr., is Dean of the Faculty and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Stanley Hoffmann is C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France at Harvard University.

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