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This is an auction for THE BREAKING OF NATIONS: ORDER & CHAOS IN THE 21st CENTURY, by Robert Cooper.

"Cooper, a senior member of Tony Blair's cabinet, worries that the 21st century may wind up being the worst era in European history, as Western governments continue to lose control over the technology of mass destruction. Only by pooling their resources, he suggests, can European nations offer a viable alternative to American policy mandates."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Amazon.com review:

"Based on an essay that has been hailed as one of the most influential policy pieces published in the last decade, Robert Cooper sets out a new interpretation of the shape of the world. He argues that there are three types of states in the world: 'pre-modern' parts of the world, without fully functioning states; 'modern' nation states, concerned with territorial sovereignty and national interests; and 'post-modern' states in which foreign and domestic policy are inextricably intertwined, tools of governance are shared and security is no longer based on control over territory or the balance of power. Among first world nations, societies may operate on the basis of laws, openness and cooperative security. But when dealing with a hostile outside enemy, civilized countries need to revert to tougher methods from an earlier era – force, pre-emptive attack, deception – if we are to safeguard peaceful co-existence throughout the civilized world. The Breaking of Nations is essential reading for a dangerous age, a cautionary tale for superpowers, and a prescient examination of international relations in the 21st century."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2003.

180 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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