Power as a common notion in International Relations. Power’s come-back

Abstract

How is one to appreciate now, in this new world, the eternal referent of reflections on international relations ? Like beauty, « power » can be determined according to resources and influences. The former, to be estimated cautiously, are necessary but not sufficient to the perfect grasp of « power ». The latter, to be evaluated lucidly, correspond to power in action in a given and specific system, where the use of cunning and simulation belong to the art of politics.

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