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Thompson, Kenneth W. 1921-2013

Overview
Works: 376 works in 1,460 publications in 1 language and 39,083 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Publishing director, Speaker, Honoree, Artist, Director
Classifications: JX1391, 327
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Most widely held works by Kenneth W Thompson
Fathers of international thought : the legacy of political theory by Kenneth W Thompson( )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Fathers of International Thought, renowned foreign affairs scholar Kenneth W. Thompson returns to the writings of sixteen thinkers in order better to understand the issues and problems that recurrently beset global politics. A companion volume to Masters of International Thought, in which Thompson analyzed the thinking of eighteen leading twentieth-century political theorists, Fathers of International Thought traces the ideas of earlier philosophers, theologians, and legal and political theorists who provided the foundations for the present century's master thinkers. Thompson begins by discussing the relevance of classical political philosophy to the field of modern international relations theory. He then presents lucid essays on sixteen of the most brilliant minds from Plato through the nineteenth century, focusing on the importance of their thought in contemporary international affairs. Besides Plato, the classical thinkers, whom Thompson refers to as the fathers, include Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Niccolò, Machiavelli, Grotius, David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Montesquieu, Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Karl Marx. According to Thompson, the interrelatedness of earlier and recent thought is undeniable for such concepts as authority, justice, community, regimes, and power. He shows how the ideas of the fathers have application to the current international scene, as with events in Eastern Europe and the Persian Gulf area, and political upheaval on the African continent. The lesson for policy makers, students of politics and international relations, and, indeed, all citizens is that a comprehensive philosophical approach to world politics can lead to the rediscovery of enduring political principles and our place in history. By considering the insights of earlier thinkers, decision makers may come to recognize most present-day problems as perennial issues, however changing the context. Understanding the classics may help them avoid unsuccessful patterns in foreign policy. An introductory survey of early political philosophers and their relevance to our times is sorely needed by students and practitioners of international politics. Fathers of International Thought, by a man Foreign Affairs described as "one of the best teachers still active from the postwar generation of scholars that developed the discipline of international relations," will be of lasting value in meeting that need. -- Provided by publisher
Political realism and the crisis of world politics; an American approach to foreign policy by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interpretation based on the views of Reinhold Niebuhr, George F. Kennan, Walter Lippman, James Reston, etc
Politics among nations; the struggle for power and peace by Hans J Morgenthau( Book )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans Morgenthau's classic text established realism as the fundamental way of thinking about international relations. Although realism has had its critics, the fact that Politics Among Nations continues to be used in international relations courses attests to its enduring value. Someone has said that the study of international relations has for half a century been nothing so much as a dialogue between Morgenthau, those who embrace his approach, and those who turn elsewhere for enlightenment. After more than 50 years, the dialogue between Morgenthau's ideas and scholars from around the world continues, with even greater relevance in a time where international terrorism has become the focal point in the field of international relations." "The new edition preserves Morgenthau's original work while adding an extensive, 40-page introduction by the editors, who explore the relevance of Politics Among Nations for a new era. The perspectives of a dozen statesmen, scholars, and observers follow Morgenthau's seminal work, each offering important insights on Morgenthau's concepts and ideas as they relate to current crises and global challenges."--Jacket
Schools of thought in international relations : interpreters, issues, and morality by Kenneth W Thompson( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Schools of Thought in International Relations, renowned foreign-affairs scholar Kenneth W. Thompson seeks to clarify the study of international relations theory by succinctly addressing salient issues in its intellectual history. He examines the various stages of change and growth in the discipline, and the questions it has addressed through the years, while delineating its fundamental concerns and offering his perspective on its current status
Morality and foreign policy by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian ethics and the dilemmas of foreign policy by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign policies in a world of change by Joseph E Black( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill's world view : statesmanship and power by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold war theories by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President, the Congress, and foreign policy by Edmund S Muskie( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of papers on executive-legislative relations in the making and conduct of U.S. foreign policy by a distinguished group of scholars, former members of Congress, and former government officials and diplomats. Selections include a broad policy paper and 10 background papers focusing on institutional issues, specific regions and countries, and economic and social policies. Although the literature on the Congress, the President, and the foreign-policymaking process is large, this is an important work because of its breadth and the reputation of its contributors and sponsors. ISBN 0-8191-5284-6 (pbk.): $14.25
Masters of international thought : major twentieth-century theorists and the world crisis by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toynbee's philosophy of world history and politics by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toynbee's "pattern of the past" lends itself to such an inquiry in a distinctive way. Although Toynbee's predecessors such as Buckle, Gibbon, and Spengler were surely not unmindful of the times in which they wrote, they are not in their day full-time students of the present. Because of his position as Stevenson Professor at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, Toynbee was as renowned for his writings on contemporary diplomatic history as he was for his philosophy of history. He moved back and forth between past and present in the two realms of history. In the Surveys he edited, reviewing the year's events in international politics in the decades preceding and following World War II, Toynbee continually searched for lessons from the past. Because he could never set aside the past as he studied the present or the present as he thought about the past, he wove a many-colored tapestry of world affairs that no one before or since has matched. -- Introduction
The moral issue in statecraft : twentieth century approaches & problems by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the John Holmes Library collection
The Moral imperatives of human rights : a world survey( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William L. Bradley: The cultural factor reappraised
Moral dimensions of American foreign policy( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American diplomacy and emergent patterns by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics, functionalism, and power in international politics : the crisis in values by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President and the public philosophy by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles & problems of international politics; selected readings by Hans J Morgenthau( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1982 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Foreign assistance: a view from the private sector by Kenneth W Thompson( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fathers of international thought : the legacy of political theory
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Politics among nations; the struggle for power and peaceSchools of thought in international relations : interpreters, issues, and moralityWinston Churchill's world view : statesmanship and powerCold war theories
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