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Apocalypse Forever? International Relations Implications of 11 September

Tow, William

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This is a contribution to ongoing discussion of the international relations issues raised by the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. It acknowledges apparent "failings" (of analysis or prediction) in the IR literature but then suggests the shortcomings are really the product of divergent traditions of analysis (behaviouralism, structuralism and evolutionism) which isolate different aspects of phenomena for attention. The paper then discusses the contrast between "hard power" and "soft...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTow, William
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:14:47Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T22:14:47Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-9522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/30426
dc.description.abstractThis is a contribution to ongoing discussion of the international relations issues raised by the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. It acknowledges apparent "failings" (of analysis or prediction) in the IR literature but then suggests the shortcomings are really the product of divergent traditions of analysis (behaviouralism, structuralism and evolutionism) which isolate different aspects of phenomena for attention. The paper then discusses the contrast between "hard power" and "soft power" - to help identify the distinctiveness of the new forms of terrorism (their "non-linear" objectives and the lack of proportionality involved). It concludes on an encouraging note by urging international cooperation as a solution, even in cases where the protagonists' resentments have tended to militate against conventional channels of dispute resolution.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Politics and History
dc.titleApocalypse Forever? International Relations Implications of 11 September
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume49
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor160607 - International Relations
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9517525xPUB73
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTow, William, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage314
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage326
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T07:54:17Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0043289998
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