Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fred Halliday
    Pages 1-18
  3. Fred Halliday
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  4. Fred Halliday
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  5. Fred Halliday
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  11. Fred Halliday
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 158-170

About this book


Beneath the millennial shine of political optimism and technological advance lurk a set of deep uncertainties: global inequality is growing; weapons of mass destruction are spreading; strident assertions of identity divide peoples and states; overall, there is a marked lack of effective co-ordination and reduced confidence in the power of people, ideas and democratic processes to achieve change. This important book by a leading observer of International Relations provides a critical but cautiously optimistic assessment of the state and prospects of the world at 2000.


assessment Confidence democracy globalization Governance identity international relations politics quality Shadow state war weapons Weapons of Mass Destruction

About the authors

FRED HALLIDAY is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and author of many books including Rethinking International Relations and Revolution and World Politics. A leading authority on superpower relations, development issues, the Middle East and IR theory he is a prolific lecturer and broadcaster.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The World at 2000
  • Book Subtitle Perils and Promises
  • Authors Fred Halliday
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-94534-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-94535-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-333-99427-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 170
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Globalization
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