Future Positive: International Co-operation in the 21st Century
Michael EdwardsISBN: 1844071022;
Published to worldwide acclaim in 1999, Future Positive has helped to revolutionize our thinking about international cooperation. This revised edition updates the arguments of the book to take account of the events of September 11, 2001, and offers an optimistic counterblast to unilateralism. A refreshingly optimistic assessment of the prospects for a new international order - a direct counter-blast to the doom-mongering views of writers and politicians whose voices dominate the debate. For those in search of politics and economics that are more humane and less destructive, this book will be an inspiration and an essential, practical resource. It explains how the international system operates, the pressures it faces and the changes it must undergo, and offers concrete ideas to re-frame international relations, foreign aid and humanitarian intervention without jargon or simplistic judgements.