Just what exactly will follow the American century? This is the question Randall L. Schweller explores in his provocative assessment of international politics in the twenty-first century. Schweller considers the future of world politics, correlating our reliance on technology and our multitasking, distracted, disorganized lives with a fragmenting world order. He combines the Greek myth of the Golden Apple of Discord, which explains the start of the Trojan War, with a look at the second law of thermodynamics, or entropy. qIn the coming age, q Schweller writes, qdisorder will reign supreme as the world succumbs to... entropy, an irreversible process of disorganization that governs the direction of all physical changes taking place in the universe.q Interweaving his theory of global disorder with issues on the world stageacoupled with a disquisition on board games and the cell phone app qAngry BirdsqaSchwelleras thesis yields astonishing insights. Maxwellas Demon and the Golden Apple will appeal to leaders of multinational corporations and government programs as well as instructors of undergraduate courses in international relations. -- Brian Rathbun, University of Southern CaliforniaJust what exactly will follow the American century? This is the question Randall L. Schweller explores in his provocative assessment of international politics in the twenty-first century.
|Title||:||Maxwell's Demon and the Golden Apple|
|Author||:||Randall L. Schweller|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2014-04-03|