Symbiotic Realism

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Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

A Theory of International Relations in An Instant and An Interdependent World

ISBN 978-3-8258-0477-0
Jahr 2007
Seiten 160
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Geneva Centre for Security Policy

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Symbiotic Realism is a theory of relations in a globally-anarchic world of instant
connectivity and interdependence. It aims to provide a comprehensive framework for
understanding the character of relations generated by four interlocking facets of the global
system: the neurobiological substrates of human nature; global anarchy; instant connectivity;
and interdependence. It provides a way of understanding how a myriad of actors, including
states, transnational corporations, women, the biosphere, and civilizations, help to shape and
are shaped by the global system. It also contains a clear normative commitment to moving
beyond the present limits of the structure and political organization of the global system
towards a more just and peaceful global order.

Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan is Senior Scholar in Geostrategy and Director
of the Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security at
the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.

„This is a rich, thoroughly researched and masterly book that pushes the theory of
international relations significantly forward by integrating such important aspects as gender,
climate change, access to natural resources, culture, and civilization to the existing
conceptual body. It is marked by a deep humanity and cultural tolerance – as well as much
common sense. In short: an important contribution to the international debate.“ Ambassador
Dr. Theodor Winkler, Director, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces