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Bounding Power:
Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village
Daniel H. Deudney

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"Bounding Power is a rare book in that it combines a magisterial sweep of the history of political thought with provocative claims about the nature of political order. It is a testament to its power that establishing republican security theory as a serious competitor (as well as parent) to realism and liberalism is only one of Deudney's accomplishments in the book. Well written, thought provoking and sometimes startling in its insights, Bounding Power is destined to become a landmark in international political theory for years to come."--Michael J. Boyle, International Affairs

"With Bounding Power, Daniel Deudney makes a masterly contribution to the renaissance of classical political theory in contemporary thought about world politics. . . . Long in gestation, Bounding Power is a vigorously argued and sophisticated book, which contains a number of important strands of discussion that combine to make the case for what Deudney labels 'republican security theory.' . . . Deudney has certainly opened new vistas of classical political theory to international relations scholars."--Takashi Inoguchi, Ethics and International Affairs

"[T]he book . . . provides a subtle and refreshing critique of Realist understanding of the relations of states as security seekers. . . . This revisionist approach is particularly welcome in the disciplines of political theory--by broadening the international dimension of the history of political thinking--and of intellectual history--by bringing together arguments that have usually been treated as conceptually distinct. It also provides a conceptual framework for addressing our contemporary security concerns and thereby alleviates the anxieties that the future might hold."--Theodore Christov, European Legacy

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"Bounding Power has the potential to revolutionize international political thought. Such an exciting book comes along once in a blue moon."--David A. Welch, University of Toronto, author of Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change and Justice and the Genesis of War

"Daniel Deudney is one of the most creative thinkers in contemporary political science. In this captivating and wide-ranging book, he retrieves classical ideas of republican security theory to critique realist and liberal interpretations of present-day globalization and the ascent of liberal democracy. He then offers novel republican solutions for future world order that square the circle of avoiding nuclear violence while preserving individual freedom."--Henry Nau, George Washington University

"To say that Bounding Power is a significant contribution to the field is an understatement. Indeed, it is a significant contribution to several fields: political theory, U.S. history, constitutional law, ethics, and, of course, international relations. Once it is published, no one will be able to talk about international relations theory without taking the republican legacy into account. This will be the case for years to come."--Nicholas Onuf, Florida International University, author of The Republican Legacy in International Thought

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