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Clark, Ian 1949-

Works: 76 works in 483 publications in 6 languages and 13,097 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: JZ1305, 327.101
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Most widely held works by Ian Clark
Legitimacy in international society by Ian Clark( )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The word 'legitimacy' is seldom far from the lips of practitioners of international affairs. The legitimacy of recent events - such as the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the post-September 11 war on terror, and instances of humanitarian intervention - have been endlessly debated by publics around the globe. And yet the academic discipline of IR has largely neglected this concept. This book encourages us to take legitimacy seriously, both as a facet of international behaviour with practical consequences, and as a theoretical concept necessary for understanding that behaviour. It offers a comprehensive historical and theoretical account of international legitimacy. It argues that the development of principles of legitimacy lie at the heart of what is meant by an international society, and in so doing fills a notable void in English school accounts of the subject."--Book cover
Globalization and international relations theory by Ian Clark( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a clear, accessible account of the theoretical debates about globalisation. Much globalisation theory casts doubt upon the continuing relevance of the state, an approach that Ian Clark rejects
Special responsibilities : global problems and American power by Mlada Bukovansky( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The language of special responsibilities is ubiquitous in world politics, with policymakers and commentators alike speaking and acting as though particular states have, or ought to have, unique obligations in managing global problems. Surprisingly, scholars are yet to provide any in-depth analysis of this fascinating aspect of world politics. This path-breaking study examines the nature of special responsibilities, the complex politics that surround them and how they condition international social power. The argument is illustrated with detailed case-studies of nuclear proliferation, climate change and global finance. All three problems have been addressed by an allocation of special responsibilities, but while this has structured politics in these areas, it has also been the subject of ongoing contestation. With a focus on the United States, this book argues that power must be understood as a social phenomenon and that American power varies significantly across security, economic and environmental domains"--
Waging war : a new philosophical introduction by Ian Clark( )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What exactly is it we wage when we wage war? This is the crucial question addressed in this largely rewritten edition of the author's classic text. The range of possible answers to it has already framed much of the ethical discourse that can be conducted about war, as well as about other uses of force. Only when some of those fundamental issues have been clarified can we then safely foray into the dense ethical thicket that surrounds this topic. The book shows how recent developments in warfare, particularly related to new technologies and asymmetries, have disturbed traditional paradigms
Waging war : a philosophical introduction by Ian Clark( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the relationship between the concept of war and notions about its proper conduct, and of the need for a philosophical understanding of the nature of war
Limited nuclear war : political theory and war conventions by Ian Clark( Book )

16 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Clark analyserer teori og praksis m.h.t. begrænset krig. Hvad er det, vi begrænser, når vi begrænser krig? Er krig noget, som der er mening i at begrænse?
Classical theories of international relations by Ian Clark( Book )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of this text, drawing on a tripartite taxonomy, first suggested by the English School of International Relations, which discusses the thinking of central political theorists about the modern states system. Thinkers covered are Hobbes, Grotius, Kant, Vitoria, Rousseau, Smith, Burke, Hegel, Gentz and Vattel. In the ST. ANTHONY'S series
The vulnerable in international society by Ian Clark( )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book examines the relationship between the 'vulnerable' and international society through cases of political violence, climate change, human movement, and global health
The hierarchy of states : reform and resistance in the international order by Ian Clark( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the international order - the hierarchical state system - both from a theoretical and historical perspective. This study combines examination of theory with an up-to-date account of historical developments, and explores the potential for reform
International legitimacy and world society by Ian Clark( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conventional view of international society is that it is interested only in co-existence and order amongst states. This creates a puzzle. When the historical record is examined, we discover that international society has repeatedly signed up to normative principles that go well beyond this purpose. When it has done so, it has built new normative constraints into international legitimacy, and this is most conspicuously so when it has espoused broadly humanitarian principles. This suggests that the norms adopted by international society might be encouraged from the distinct constituency of world society. The book traces a series of historical case studies which issued in international affirmation of such principles: slave-trade abolition in 1815; the public conscience in 1899; social justice (but not racial equality) in 1919; human rights in 1945; and democracy as the only acceptable form of state in 1990. In each case, evidence is presented of world-society actors (transnational movements, advocacy networks, and INGOs) making the political running in support of a new principle, often in alliance with a leading state. At the same time, world society has mounted a normative case, and this can be seen as a degree of normative integration between international and world society. Each of the cases tells a fascinating story in its own right. Collectively, they contribute to the growing IR literature on the role of norms, and especially that written from a broadly English School or constructivist perspective. The book thereby puts some real historical flesh on the concept of world society, while forcing us to reconsider traditional views about the 'essential' nature of international society
Globalization and fragmentation : international relations in the twentieth century by Ian Clark( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we approach the end of the twentieth century, a widespread interest in globalization is thought to be changing all economic, political, and cultural life. Ian Clark takes globalization -- and its opposite, fragmentation -- as the organizing theme for a grand retrospective of twentieth century international history. He argues that both globalization and fragmentation have ebbed and flowed throughout the century, governed by its great formative events: westernization, the two World Wars, the depression, and the rise and fall of the cold war. Globalization and Fragmentation sets out a challenging analysis of globalization, offering the most advanced and accessible introduction to twentieth century international relations.--Publisher description
Hegemony in international society by Ian Clark( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makes a sharp distinction between primacy, denoting merely a form of material power, and hegemony, understood as a legitimate practice, and as giving rise to a form of social power. Adopting an English School approach, suggests hegemony be considered as one potential institution of international society, and hence as one possible mechanism of international order. Reviews some relevant historical cases (the Concert of Europe, Pax Britannica, and Pax Americana) and argues that, instead of one model of hegemony, these represent several different variants: importantly, each displays its own distinctive legitimacy dynamics which can help us identify the possible institutional forms of hegemony in contemporary international society. This is done through three cases, examining in turn US policy on the UN Security Council, in East Asia, and on climate change. The overall argument challenges the limited post-Cold War debate about primacy, and the equally simplistic projections about the future distribution of power to which it gives rise, offering a major rethinking of the concept of hegemony in international relations
The Indian Ocean in global politics by Larry W Bowman( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library Collection
The post Cold War order : the spoils of peace by Ian Clark( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What changed with the end of the Cold War? This book traces the main effects on Europe, Pacific Asia, the Middle East, and arms control It considers the major transitions in the global economy, patterns of security, and liberal human rights, providing the first comprehensive overview of the nature of the post-Cold War order. It argues that this order should be understood as a kind of peace settlement. How harsh was it, and what were its main provisions?"--Jacket
Reform and resistance in the international order by Ian Clark( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear diplomacy and the special relationship : Britain's deterrent and America, 1957-1962 by Ian Clark( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells for the first time the full and fascinating inside story of Anglo-American nuclear relations from 1957 to 1962. This period saw the creation of a close and exclusive relationship of nuclear collaboration between Britain and the United States, with an agreement on atomic co-operation, the establishment of the facilities for US nuclear submarines in the UK, and the sale of US missiles, including Thor, and Polaris for the British strategic submarine force. Ian Clark's detailed analysis of newly declassified official documents reveals that, while special, the Anglo-American nuclear partnership was not without tension and rivalry. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan sought to combine interdependence - which reduced costs - with national policies on nuclear strategy, NATO, nuclear co-operation with France, and nuclear testing; the result was conflict with US administrations. Dr Clark examines such critical issues as British nuclear targeting of the Soviet Union and co-ordination with US nuclear war plans, cancellation of the Blue Streak missile, the bargain over Skybolt and the Holy Loch base, the diplomacy of the Skybolt crisis in 1962, and British ambitions for Polaris. The frank revelations contained in the formerly top secret British and American documents from the period enable him to offer fundamentally new and sometimes controversial interpretations of events in this dramatic period
Nuclear past, nuclear present : Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and contemporary strategy by Ian Clark( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversial atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 represent the only occasions when atomic weapons have been employed in war, yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the relationship between the bombings and the course of subsequent nuclear strategy. Dr. Clark contends that the August 1945 experience was crucially forma
The British origins of nuclear strategy, 1945-1955 by Ian Clark( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International treasury management by Derek Ross( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explain the key tresury functions of cash and borrowing, foreign exchange management, and futures and options. Illustrate the application of the principles and include a look at how one multi-national company used
From red tape to clear results : the report of the Independent Blue Ribbon Panel on Grant and Contribution Programs by Independent Blue Ribbon Panel on Grant and Contribution Programs (Canada)( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Legitimacy in international society
Globalization and international relations theoryWaging war : a philosophical introductionClassical theories of international relationsThe hierarchy of states : reform and resistance in the international orderInternational legitimacy and world societyGlobalization and fragmentation : international relations in the twentieth centuryHegemony in international societyThe post Cold War order : the spoils of peaceThe British origins of nuclear strategy, 1945-1955
Alternative Names
Clark, I. C.‏ 1949-

Ian Clark politólogu británicu

إيان كلارك، 1949-

클라크, 이안 1949-


クラーク, イアン