Table of contents for American power and world order / Christian Reus-Smit.

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Preface											i
Introduction										1
1. The Idealism of Preponderance							13
	The shock of the new
	The struggle for understanding
	The idealism of preponderance
2. The Alchemy of Power								46
	Two ideas of power
	The neo-conservative theory of power
	Achilles' three heels
	A social conception of power
	"The paradox of hegemony"
3. The Real World									79
	"Remembrance of things past"
	Worlds apart
	Challenges of a global order
4. The Ethics of Moralists								116
	Revisionist politics in a complex global order
	Existing arguments
	A framework for judgment
	The ethics of moralists
5. Coercion and Exit									153
	American diplomacy
	Global Order
	Specters of Rome and Athens

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States Foreign relations 2001-Unilateral acts (International law)Balance of power, World politics 1995-2005