By Anne-Marie Slaughter
In 1961, Thomas Schelling’s The technique of Conflict used video game conception to significantly reenvision the U.S.-Soviet courting and determine the foundation of diplomacy for the remainder of the chilly battle. Now, Anne-Marie Slaughter—one of Foreign Policy’s best a hundred worldwide Thinkers from 2009 to 2012, and the 1st lady to function director of the nation division workplace of coverage Planning—applies community concept to improve a brand new set of suggestions for the post-Cold conflict international. whereas chessboard-style aggressive relationships nonetheless exist—U.S.-Iranian relatives, for example—many different occasions call for that we glance no longer at person entities yet at their hyperlinks to each other. We needs to learn how to comprehend, form, and construct on these connections.
Concise and available, in keeping with real-world events, on a lucid knowing of community technology, and on a transparent taxonomy of suggestions, it will be a go-to source for somebody trying to find a brand new method to take into consideration method in politics or business.
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A parallel body of work applies complexity theory to global politics, which we will visit at the end of this chapter. BEYOND THE CHESSBOARD When Keohane and Nye wrote Power and Interdependence, they were taking on the dominant paradigm in international relations in the 1970s: structural realism. Their goal was to make a rigorous theoretical case for a world that was not condemned to endless rounds of zero-Â�sum state conflict, but could instead support sustained cooperation among states with common interests in improving the lot of their citizens and solving global problems.
26 How did those states get there? Why have some nations succeeded in becoming states when others, like the Kurds, have not? Understanding global politics as a complex adaptive system gives us a world of states as a system of moving parts, rather than as a (temporarily) static equilibrium like the Congress of Europe or the bipolar stalemate of the Cold War. Simulations can allow us to see how those equilibria emerge, 39 T he W orld of the W e b just as complexity theory allows us to see how the interaction of many elements of an ecosystem, all influencing and adapting to one another, produces a result that could not have been predicted by tracking only one or a few of those elements.
Their goal was to make a rigorous theoretical case for a world that was not condemned to endless rounds of zero-Â�sum state conflict, but could instead support sustained cooperation among states with common interests in improving the lot of their citizens and solving global problems. 4 Writing in the midst of the Cold War, they needed to make the case that the world of complex interÂ� dependence could be a world of interstate cooperation rather than relentless conflict. Political scientists are in the business of trying to figure out the underlying drivers of political behavior, which in international relations has traditionally meant state behavior.