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Kennedy, Paul M. 1945-

Works: 157 works in 847 publications in 21 languages and 23,338 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Case studies  Military history  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: D210, 909.82
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Most widely held works about Paul M Kennedy
Most widely held works by Paul M Kennedy
The rise and fall of the great powers : economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000 by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

97 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 5,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationship of economic to military power as it affects the rise and fall of empires
Preparing for the twenty-first century by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

93 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human history has always been shaped by the growth and migration of populations, by the opportunities and constraints provided by the environment, and by the rise of new technologies. Today, these forces are enmeshed in a state of unprecedented turbulence. World population has more than doubled in the past forty years to reach its current level of 5.5 billion, and it will exceed 8 billion and perhaps even 10 billion early in the next century. How will these vast numbers reshape the world's borders, strain an already fragile ecosystem, and remake politics? New technologies are even now replacing traditional work with radically new systems of production and communication, promising enormous changes in both industrial and traditional agricultural societies. Will potential developments in biotechnology render traditional food producers obsolete? What is the role of robotics in a world where millions of new jobs are needed each year to absorb the fast-growing population? And what will the roles of women be? How will the spread of AIDS affect the rapid growth of population in countries like India or those of central Africa? And how will all these complex, mutually dependent changes affect individual nations as they struggle with their own ethnic and economic pressures, including the inevitability of ever larger migrations from poorer to richer parts of the world as populations explode in less developed regions and decline in such areas as Japan, parts of North America, and the European continent? Given their historic behavior, how will Japan, the United States, and Europe - as well as the countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America - be likely to respond to these unprecedented circumstances? What is the role of education in a two- or three-tier world? Professor Kennedy's classic The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers considered the forces within nations that led to their rise and fall. In Preparing for the Twenty-first Century Kennedy addresses a larger and uniquely modern question: how will transnational forces in a world of scarce resources, instant communications, and exploding population affect the nations of the world and the people who inhabit them as the new century dawns?
The parliament of man : the past, present, and future of the United Nations by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

52 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholar Kennedy gives a thorough history of the United Nations that explains the institution's roots and functions while also casting an eye on the UN's effectiveness as a body and on its prospects for success in meeting coming challenges. He makes sense of the commissions and committees, and how the six main operating bodies operate and interact. Citing examples from history, he shows how the five permanent members of the Security Council on numerous occasions overcame political antagonisms to spearhead military supervision of aid in humanitarian crises, and how lack of cooperation among the great powers has hamstrung such initiatives as the control of greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbated the deleterious effects of globalization on developing nations' economies. As a body, the UN emerges here for what it is: fallible, human-based, oftentimes dependent on the whims of powerful nations or the foibles of individual senior administrators, but utterly indispensable.--From publisher description
Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Engineers of Victory" is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War, the focus being on the problem-solvers: Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the "funny tanks" which flattened the curve on the D-Day beaches; Flight Lieutenant Ronnie Harker "the man who put the Merlin in the Mustang"; and Captain "Johnny" Walker, the convoy captain who worked out how to sink U-boats with a "creeping barrage"
The rise and fall of British naval mastery by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the Anglo-German antagonism, 1860-1914 by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

39 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives an account of the rivalry between Great Britain and Germany in the period leading to the First World War. It gives readers a thorough comparison of the two societies, their political cultures, economies, party politics, courts, the role of the press and pressure groups, and so on. It investigates the entire political structure within which diplomacy was conducted and seeks to establish the connection between long term background changes in the two countries and their rising antagonism. The work therefore contributes to the larger debate on the nature of foreign policy, as well as to that on the more specific controversies over Bismarck's imperialism, the Anglo-German naval race, trade rivalries, the role of the radical right, and the origins of the First World War. - Back cover
Grand strategies in war and peace by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang af hvordan USA, Sovjetunionen og forskellige europiske lande har udviklet deres politiske strategier ("Grand Strategy"), og hvorledes de har samordnet deres politiske, konomiske og militre mål, for at beskytte deres langsigtede interesser i krig og fred
The War plans of the great powers, 1880-1914 by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the First World War remain one of the greatest twentieth century historical controversies. In this debate the role of military planning in particular and of militarism in general, are a key focus of attention. Did the military wrest control from the civilians? Were the leaders of Europe eager for a conflict? What military commitments were made between the various alliance blocks? These questions are examined in detail here in eleven essays by distinguished historians and the editor's introduction provides a focus and draws out the comparative approach to the history of military policies and war plans of the great powers
Strategy and diplomacy, 1870-1945 : eight studies by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realities behind diplomacy : background influences on British external policy, 1865-1980 by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Samoan tangle : a study in Anglo-German-American relations, 1878-1900 by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hugh Laracy reviewed this book in The Journal of Pacific History in 1978 he rightly described it as the 'product of monumental research'. Exploring the diplomatic negotiations that led to the division of the Samoan Islands between Germany, Great Britain and the USA in 1899, it is a significant study of international relations between the three late nineteenth century super powers. The Pacific Islands were pawns in an international diplomatic chess game that involved Britain's early, but often unwilling, acquisition of Pacific territory; Germany's scramble to get its share to bolster its p
Global sociology by Robin Cohen( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Sociology is the authority on global issues in contemporary society, introducing key sociological topics, themes and debates from a consistently global point of view. Deep connections are made between the 'everyday' and globalization processes, with focus on how individuals perceive, react to or cope with incoming global forces and incorporate them into their private worlds. Global Sociology: a) offers strong coverage of contemporary topics, such as intimacy, financial sociology and the environment, b) takes an unbiased approach which encourages critical thinking, optimism, and social consciousness, and c) provides an explicitly sociological focus alongside political, cultural, economic and anthropological perspectives, highlighting how concepts from these disciplines interact
Global trends : the world almanac of development and peace by Ingowar Hauchler( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights. Investment in the future
The pivotal states : a new framework for U.S. policy in the developing world( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreign policy framework proposed here assumes that of the world's 140 developing states, there is a group of pivotal states whose futures are poised at critical turning points, and whose fates will strongly affect regional and even global security. These nine states - Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, Algeria, and Mexico - are the ones upon which the United States should focus its scarce foreign policy resources. Events of the past year in Indonesia, India, and Pakistan have already affirmed the wisdom of this policy. In a series of cogent, original case studies, area experts explore the pivotal states strategy for each of the nine states
Global trends and global governance( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany in the Pacific and Far East, 1870-1914( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufstieg und Fall der grossen Mächte : ökonomischer Wandel und militärischer Konflikt von 1500 bis 2000 by Paul M Kennedy( Book )

83 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between the Great Powers during the last 500 years and their rise and fall
From war to peace : altered strategic landscapes in the twentieth century( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalist and racialist movements in Britain and Germany before 1914( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power shifts and global governance : challenges from south and north( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animated by theoretical eclecticism and methodological diversity, 'Power Shifts and Global Governance: Challenges from South and North' presents a 'post-national' political project for analyzing emerging architectures of global governance and examining country and regional case studies from the perspective of 'great power shifts' in the twenty-first century. Using theoretical insights from neo-Kantians and neo-institutionalists, the book explores the contested meanings and practices of globalization and polycentric governance in the context of emerging powers such as China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, and examines the implications of shifts in the foreign and domestic policies of the new powers in the world. The book not only reflects on the fundamental erosion of an international order in which Western societies enjoyed a relatively uncomplicated consensus on their political, economic and ideological eminence, but also debates the nature of emerging 'radically incomplete' global interdependencies among nations. Challenging the hegemony of dominant paradigms in conventional International Relations theories and blurring the traditional distinctions between South and North, the book seeks a new 'New Deal' to address issues of poverty, climate change and human security at the global level. Written in clear, lucid language, the book is a serious attempt to deepen newer ways of international cooperation as it re-imagines the future of cosmopolitan democracy and global civil society."--Publisher's website
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Preparing for the twenty-first century
Alternative Names
Kenedi, Pōru 1945-

Kennedy, Paul

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Kennedy, Paul M.

Kennedy, Paul M. 1945-

Kennedy, Paul M. (Paul Michael)

Kennedy, Paul M. (Paul Michael), 1945-

Kennedy, Paul Michael.

Kennedy, Paul Michael 1945-

Kennidi, Baoluo 1945-

Paul Kennedy englischer Historiker, Politikwissenschaftler und Autor

Paul Kennedy storico e saggista inglese

Кеннеди, Пол 1945-

كنيدي، بول، ١٩٤٥-

ケネディ, ポール




Preparing for the twenty-first centuryThe parliament of man : the past, present, and future of the United NationsThe rise and fall of British naval masteryThe rise of the Anglo-German antagonism, 1860-1914Grand strategies in war and peaceStrategy and diplomacy, 1870-1945 : eight studiesThe realities behind diplomacy : background influences on British external policy, 1865-1980Global sociology