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The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939

Reissued with a new preface from Michael Cox

  • E.H. Carr
  • Michael Cox
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-cxxiv
  2. The Science of International Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. H. Carr
      Pages 3-11
    3. E. H. Carr
      Pages 12-21
  3. The International Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. E. H. Carr
      Pages 25-41
    3. E. H. Carr
      Pages 42-61
    4. E. H. Carr
      Pages 62-83
    5. E. H. Carr
      Pages 84-88
  4. Politics, Power and Morality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. E. H. Carr
      Pages 91-96
    3. E. H. Carr
      Pages 97-134
    4. E. H. Carr
      Pages 135-155
  5. Laws and Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. E. H. Carr
      Pages 159-167
    3. E. H. Carr
      Pages 168-177
    4. E. H. Carr
      Pages 191-203
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 221-233

About this book

Introduction

E.H. Carr's Twenty Years' Crisis is a classic work in International Relations. Published in 1939, on the eve of World War II, it was immediately recognized by friend and foe alike as a defining work in the fledgling discipline. The author was one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals of the twentieth century. The issues and themes he develops in this book continue to have relevance to modern day concerns with power and its distribution in the international system. 

Michael Cox's critical introduction provides the reader with background information about the author, the context for the book, its main themes and contemporary relevance. Written with the student in mind, it offers a guide to understanding a complex, but crucial text.

Now updated with a new preface from Michael Cox.

Keywords

E.H. Carr Holocaust World War II utopianism realism international relations theory

Authors and affiliations

  • E.H. Carr
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity CollegeUniversity of Cambridge Trinity CollegeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International RelationsLondon School of Economics Department of International RelationsLondonUnited Kingdom

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