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By Walter C. Clemens,Stuart A. Kauffman

ISBN-10: 1438449011

ISBN-13: 9781438449012

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Applies complexity technology to the research of foreign politics.

Why did a few international locations transition peacefully from communist rule to political freedom and marketplace economies, whereas others didn't? Why did the U.S. take pleasure in a quick second because the sole final superpower, after which lose energy and impact around the board? What are the clients for China, the most challenger to American hegemony? In Complexity technological know-how and international Affairs, Walter C. Clemens Jr. demonstrates how the elemental techniques of complexity technology can increase and deepen the insights received by way of different techniques to the learn of global affairs. He argues that societal fitness—the skill of a social procedure to deal with complicated demanding situations and opportunities—hinges seriously at the values and lifestyle of every society, and serves to give an explanation for why a few societies achieve and others lose. utilizing idea to a number of wealthy case reviews, together with political advancements throughout post–Soviet Eurasia and the USA, Clemens indicates that complexity technological know-how bargains a strong set of instruments for advancing the examine of diplomacy, comparative govt, and, extra widely, the social sciences.

Walter C. Clemens Jr. is an affiliate on the Harvard collage Davis heart for Russian and Eurasian reports and Professor Emeritus of Political technology at Boston college. he's the writer of many books, together with Getting to convinced in Korea; Dynamics of diplomacy, moment variation: clash and Mutual achieve in an period of worldwide Interdependence; and The Baltic remodeled: Complexity thought and ecu Security.

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