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Recent Books on International Relations

with the assistance of William Diebold, Jr., Economics; Fritz Stern, Western Europe; Howard Linton, Asia; Richard H. Nolte, Middle East, North Africa; Joseph A. Ellis, Latin America; Edward Scfaumacher, Africa.

General: Political and Legal

THE SPRINGTIME OF FREEDOM: EVOLUTION OF DEVELOPING SOCIETIES. BY WILLIAM MCCORD. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965, 330 p. $6.00 (Paper, $2.25).

A discussion of the political and social problems in the new nations, in which the author takes issue with the view that "political tyranny and economic centralization" are the only paths. He hopes for a pluralistic program and the growth of freedom.

TRENDS IN WORLD POLITICS. BY BRUCE M. RUSSETT. New York: Macmillan, 1965, 156 p. $1.50 (Paper).

A concise account of changes in the international political system, particularly since 1945, together with an introduction to some of the newer empirical techniques for the study of international relations. For the future he sees a trend away from the bipolarity of recent decades.

THE WESTERN ALLIANCE: ITS STATUS AND PROSPECTS. EDITED BY EDGAR S. FURNISS, JR. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1965, 182 p. $4.75.

A collection of papers prepared for colloquia at Ohio State University and dealing with a number of problems relative to NATO-its military features, the role of certain members and its prospects.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A GENERAL THEORY. BY J. W. BURTON. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1965, 288 p. $7.50.

In this significant work, a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at University College, London, offers a critique of orthodox power theory and its application, and turns to new models involving decision-making, communications, non-alignment and a system of state relations not dependent upon power.

WORLD POLITICS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. BY HAYWARD R. ALKER, JR. AND BRUCE M. RUSSETT. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965, 326 p. $7.50.

A serious effort to use some quite sophisticated quantitative techniques in describing and analyzing the political process in the General Assembly.

REGIONALISM AND WORLD ORDER. BY RONALD J. YALEM. Washington: Public Affairs Press, 1965, 160 p. $4.50.

A study both of the theoretical premises of regionalism and of regional organizations and their operation under the

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