The Domestic Analogy and World Order Proposals

The Domestic Analogy and World Order Proposals

by Hidemi Suganami

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This contribution to the history of ideas examines how best to organize the world. It covers the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, bringing the study of the history of ideas about the world order up to date. The author analyzes a large number of proposals for world order, peace, justice, and welfare, and explains the distinctive features of these proposals historically. The central organizing concept of the book is what is known to specialists in international relations as the "domestic analogy": the idea that interstate relations are amenable to the same type of institutional control as the relations of individuals and groups within the state. From such an idea sprang the League of Nations, the United Nations and its agencies, and many international institutions including the EEC. The book examines how this particular mode of reasoning about international relations has evolved against changing historical backgrounds.

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ISBN-13: 9780521055055
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/21/2008
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations , #6
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The domestic analogy debate: a preliminary outline; 2. The range and types of the domestic analogy; 3. Some nineteenth-century examples; 4. Contending doctrines of the Hague Peace Conferences period; 5. The impact of the Great War; 6. The effect of the failure of the League on attitudes towards the domestic analogy; 7. The domestic analogy in the establishment of the United Nations; 8. The domestic analogy in contemporary international thought; 9. The domestic analogy and world order proposals: typology and appraisal; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index of personal names; Subject index.

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