No Virtue Like Necessity: Realist Thought in International Relations Since Machiavelli
A comprehensive history of the development of realist ideas in international relations throughout the last 500 years. Jonathan Haslam focuses on the emergence and relevance of realist (or statist) thought, showing how it has shaped political thinking and international events since Machiavelli's time. Haslam draws on an array of original texts in various European languages to illustrate the views of rulers and thinkers, to reveal how wars and other crises affected the thinking of those who experienced them, and to locate realist thinking squarely within the history of political and economic thought.
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REASONS OF STATE
THE BALANCE OF POWER
THE BALANCE OF TRADE
FROM REALPOLITIK TO NEOREALISM
Conclusion THE RELEVANCE OF REALISM
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