Modernization and the Transformation of International Relations

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Modernization and the Transformation of International Relations

By Edward L. Morse
Free Press, 1976
203 pp. $10.95
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Foreign policies, the values that go into them, and the international system itself are very different from those assumed when the Peace of Westphalia shaped the world. But there is no new consensus: practice lags behind perception, and paradoxes imperil prediction. The resulting instability is a force for change but what it will lead to remains a puzzle. This comprehensive and well-argued essay brings these themes into sharp focus and should stimulate much thought. W.D.