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Studying World Politics: "At our best, we play the role of Cassandra..."

  • Wed, May 30 2007
    • Robert Keohane

On April 29th, 2007, the AAPSS inducted the Fellows of 2007. The following are excerpts from recipient Robert Keohane's remarks.   The conventional view of world politics is a situation of anarchy, resulting from the lack of a common government and hierarchical institutions that command loyalty and monopolize the means to violence. In this so-called “realist” view, multilateral institutions are seen as unimportant since their power is so slight compared to that of states. At the same time, there is a contrasting view, sometimes…

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