The End of Certainty

Towards a New Internationalism

Stephen Chan

The End of Certainty

Stephen Chan

Distributed for Zed Books

336 pages | 5.0625 x 7.8125 | © 2009
Paper $20.95 ISBN: 9781848134027 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America only
The End of Certainty is a magical realist book on world politics. Stephen Chan takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for the planet. 

Chan argues that the certainties of singular traditions of philosophy have failed to help us understand power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Chan argues that fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought, is far more likely to help us move forward amidst uncertainty. In doing so, he takes us on a journey from the battlefields of Eritrea to the Twin Towers, via the Book of Job, Clausewitz, Fanon and Wahabism. 

You'll never think about international politics in quite the same way again. 
Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. A Failed Species
2. Fusion, Frenzy and Madness
3. The New Brutalisms
4. Mercy and the Modern World
5. The Tao of International Relations
6. What Should God Do About Evil?
7. Buying Loyalty
8. Writing Politics
9. Transcendence and Power
10. What is To Be Done?
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