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Conclusion: A Prospective View

  • Robert W. Cox

Abstract

Prediction is as hazardous for even the best scholars in international relations as it is in other fields of human affairs. The point is borne home by a rereading of E. H. Carr’s preface to the post-war edition (1945) of his The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919–1939,1 in which he wrote:

The conclusion now seems to impose itself on any unbiased observer that the small independent nation-state is obsolete or obsolescent and that no workable international organisation can be built on a membership of a multiplicity of nation-states.

Keywords

International System Political Development International Integration National Integration Educational Action 
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© Robert W. Cox 1969

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