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This book strives towards a systematic understanding of international affairs. Professor Gilpin argues that although major political changes result from unique and unpredictable sets of developments, we can nevertheless identify recurrent patterns, common elements and general tendencies. He explores the role of political, economic and technological developments in changing international systems; the links between rapid economic and political upheaval and military conflict; and the applicability of the lessons of the past to current problems. As well as providing a useful text for courses on international relations, this book will appeal to general readers.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: International relations Research