A Cultural Theory of International Relations

  title={A Cultural Theory of International Relations},
  author={Richard Ned Lebow},
1. Introduction 2. Fear, interest and honor 3. The spirit and its expression 4. The ancient world 5. Medieval Europe 6. From Sun King to Revolution 7. Imperialism and World War I 8. World War II 9. Hitler to Bush and beyond 10. General findings and conclusions. 

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  • M. Doyle
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  • 1997
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