Systems, States, Diplomacy and Rules


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Dr Burton argues that it is misleading to consider world society as comprising states as separate entities: states comprise clusters of systems, many of which cut across state boundaries. He argues that a systems approach makes possible an analysis of the relations of systems to states, of conflict between systems and states, and amongst states, and generally more insights into the nature of world society. He is critical of the old-fashioned art of diplomacy and suggests the basis of a science of diplomacy. Originally ...

Systems, States, Diplomacy and Rules 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521148214

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