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Booth, Ken 1943-

Works: 129 works in 540 publications in 3 languages and 10,461 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Ken Booth
Most widely held works by Ken Booth
Worlds in collision : terror and the future of global order( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, offering a comprehensive and provocative collection of viewpoints from leading intellectuals from a number of countries, will help readers understand the ways in which worlds collided on September 11, 2001. Not only does it comprehensively address the first phase of the war against international terrorism, the book also looks at the wider regional and global ramifications. Worlds in Collision is about more than the war on terrorism, it is ultimately about different ways of conceiving international politics, and hence the possibilities for reshaping global order."--Jacket
Theory of world security by Ken Booth( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is real? What can we know? How might we act? This book sets out to answer these fundamental philosophical questions in a radical and original theory of security for our times. Arguing that the concept of security in world politics has long been imprisoned by conservative thinking, Ken Booth explores security as a precious instrumental value which gives individuals and groups the opportunity to pursue the invention of humanity rather than live determined and diminished lives. Booth suggests that human society globally is facing a set of converging historical crises. He looks to critical social theory and radical international theory to develop a comprehensive framework for understanding the historical challenges facing global business-as-usual and for planning to reconstruct a more cosmopolitan future. Theory of World Security is a challenge both to well-established ways of thinking about security and alternative approaches within critical security studies
International relations theory today by Ken Booth( Book )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International Relations (IR) theorists speak with conviction, and often passion, to the global condition of human society. The result is an important, dynamic and often deeply divided field. This long-awaited new edition of International Relations Theory Today offers undergraduate and postgraduate students an essential guide to the complex terrain of IR theory and the key questions on its agenda. With chapters by 25 prominent and provocative IR theorists, the book reveals the intellectual excitement - and turmoil - of theorizing world politics. It reflects the conflicts and tensions around the profound challenges facing the contemporary world, such as climate change, globalization, nuclear proliferation, and economic and political injustice and conflict, while also expressing hope that we can better understand, and respond to, these challenges. Above all, this book demonstrates the significance of thinking theoretically about international relations and developing the tools not merely to describe but also to explain, analyse, prescribe and possibly re-imagine the global political landscape. As the world comes face-to-face with historic challenges over the coming decades, International Relations Theory Today will help its readers to participate more effectively in debates about the most important global political dilemmas of our time." --
Law, force, and diplomacy at sea by Ken Booth( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea, first published in 1985, is one of the few comprehensive treatments on the subject from a strategic perspective. It offers a detailed strategic analysis of the background and outcome of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, and its naval implications. The interplay between the interest of the naval powers in freedom of navigation and the interest of coastal states in control provides the setting for the strategic problems. The sea is taking on more properties of the land: it is becoming 'territorialised', and this is presenting fresh
American thinking about peace and war : new essays on American thought and attitudes by Ken Booth( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International theory : positivism and beyond by S. A Smith( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positivism and beyond / Steve Smith / - The timeless wisdom of realism? / Barry Buzan / - The growing relevance of pluralism? Richard Little / - The interstate structure of the modern world system / Immanuel Wallerstein / - The accomplishments of international political theory / Stephen Krasner / - The continued significance of positivism / Michael Nicholson / - The rise and fall of the inter-paradigm debate / Ole Weaver / - Margins, silences and bottom rungs: how to overcome the underestimation of power in the study of international relations / Cynthia Enloe / - Is there a classical international theory? / Robert Jackson / - Authoritarian and liberal militarism: a contribution from comparative and historical sociology / Michael Mann / - The achievements of post-structuralism / Richard Ashley / - The contributions of feminist theories to international relations / Christine Sylvester / - The achievements of critical theory / Andrew Linklater / - The last post? / Martin Hollis / - Pro
Strategy and ethnocentrism by Ken Booth( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies have often failed in the past. Given the cost of war in the modern world, it is all the more important to avoid failures in the future. This book seeks to alert students of strategy, and its practitioners, to some ways of minimising the risks of failure in an important yet badly understood area of the subject
Statecraft and security : the Cold War and beyond by Ken Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyzes some of the key questions in contemporary international relations. The first part examines the lessons and legacies of the Cold War; the second focuses on post-Cold War power politics and the third looks at future globalisation
Navies and foreign policy by Ken Booth( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular situations, and how the relevant organisations can affect the character of naval actions. Ultimately, navies are regarded as indispensable instruments of the state by a number of countries, whilst all countries with a coast find some need to threaten a degree of force at sea. This book provides stude
Soviet naval policy : objectives and constraints by Michael MccGwire( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Sovjetunionens flådepolitik herunder mål og begrænsninger
Critical security studies and world politics by Ken Booth( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realist assumptions of security studies have increasingly been challenged by an approach that places the human being, rather than the state, at the centre of security concerns. This text is an indispensable statement of the ideas of this critical security project, written by some of its leading exponents
The security dilemma : fear, cooperation and trust in world politics by Ken Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major new contribution to the study of international politics provides comprehensive analysis of the concept of "security dilemma," the phrase used to describe mistrust and fear which is often thought to be the inevitable consequence of living in a world of sovereign states. By exploring theory and practice of security dilemma through the prisms of fear, cooperation and trust, it considers whether the security dilemma can be mitgated or even transcended analyzing a wide range of historical and contemporary cases--Publisher's description
The Kosovo tragedy : the human rights dimensions by Ken Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1999 conflict in Kosovo is seen as being as significant for international affairs as the pulling down of the Berlin Wall, because of the centrality of human rights in the build-up, conduct and aftermath of the war. This volume is an attempt to explore this human rights tragedy
Terror in our time by Ken Booth( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The War on Terror has defined the first decade of this century. It has been marked by the deaths of thousands of people, political turmoil, massive destruction, and intense fear. Regardless of the name it goes under, the long war on terror will continue to affect lives across the world. Its catalyst, 9/11, did not have to happen, nor did the character of the responses. This book offers a set of novel interpretations of how we got here, where we are, and where we should be heading. It is organised around twelve penetrating and readable essays, full of novel interpretations and succinct summaries of complex ideas and events. In their examination of those aspects of global order touched by terror, the authors argue that the dangers of international terrorism are not overblown. Future 9/11s are possible: so is a more just and law-governed world. Terrorism cannot be disinvented, but with more intelligent policies than have been on show these past ten years, it can be overcome and made politically anachronistic."
How might we live? : global ethics in a new century by Ken Booth( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume looks outward to the twenty-first century and to the dynamics of this first truly global age. It asks the fundamental question: how might human societies live? In contrast to the orthodoxies of academic Philosophy and International Relations in much of the twentieth century, which marginalised or rejected the study of ethics, the contributors here believe that there is nothing more political than ethics, and therefore deserving of scholarly analysis. By exploring some of the oldest questions about duties and obligations within and beyond humanly constructed boundaries, the essays help us ponder the most profound question in world politics today: who will the twenty-first century be for?
Realism and world politics by Ken Booth( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contributes to the rethinking of realism through multiple analyses of the keys works of Kenneth Waltz, arguing that a sophisticated appreciation of realism is needed to truly understand World Politics and International Relations
Empires, systems and states : great transformations in international politics( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interregnum : controversies in world politics 1989-1999 by Michael Cox( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interregnum: Controversies in World Politics 1989-1999 is a series of critical reflections on the major controversies in and about world politics in the 1990s. We are living in an era which seemingly defies description: in social and political theory, our age is frequently referred to as 'post-modern'; in international relations, we remain in the 'post-Cold War' age. The age is only characterised by what it is not. This collection of critical reflections, written by leading scholars in the field, sheds light on the meanings of world politics in what we are calling The Interregnum. The central question of the Special Issue might be put as follows: what do the major controversies in world politics in the 1990s tell us about the characteristics of the age, who we are, and where world politics might be going?
The eighty years' crisis : international relations 1919-1999( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text uses the agenda of E.H. Carr, and exploits the title of his classic book The Twenty Years Crisis, as the point of departure to explore aspects of the world historical crisis from the end of World War I until the end of the 1990s
Keyguide to information sources in strategic studies by Ken Booth( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et oversigtsværk inddelt i tre hovedafsnit. Bogens ærinde er strategiske studier. Første del introducerer læseren for emnet strategiske studier derunder den historiske baggrund, omfanget organisationer, kommunikationskilder. Anden del refererer som kommenteret bibliografi til materiale, der kan fremme forståelsen af af den strategiske dimension ved "den kolde krig" og "efter kold krig" . Tredje del oplyser den strategisk interesserede om udvalgte informationskilder eller kontaktpunkter i 59 lande
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Worlds in collision : terror and the future of global order
Theory of world securityInternational relations theory todayAmerican thinking about peace and war : new essays on American thought and attitudesInternational theory : positivism and beyondStatecraft and security : the Cold War and beyondCritical security studies and world politicsThe security dilemma : fear, cooperation and trust in world politicsThe Kosovo tragedy : the human rights dimensions
Alternative Names
Booth, K.

Бус, К 1943-

Бус, К. (Кен), 1943-

Бус, Кен 1943-

كين بوث، 1943-

ケン・ブース (国際政治学者)

ブース, K

ブース, ケン

English (323)

Turkish (2)

Chinese (1)