Discussion Four

Our Fourth Discussion focuses primarily on this piece:

Gorbachev, Mikhail, Margaret Thatcher, George Bush, Francois Mitterrand, Brian Mulroney. “What Did We End the Cold War For?” New Perspectives Quarterly 13, no. 1 (1996): 18-28.

“At the invitation of former president George Bush and the Forum for International Policy, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, François Mitterrand and Brian Mulroney sat down together recently at a resort in the Colorado mountains for a private reminiscence of their respective roles in ending the Cold War.”

Robert Keohane on embedding climate change issues into international institutions:

Keohane, Robert O., “Specific and Diffuse Reciprocity: Trade and Climate Change”  Presented at the IPES, November 12, 2010. Available at: https://ncgg.princeton.edu/IPES/2010/room1/environ_pres2.pdf

Additional reading on the end of the Cold War

–  Ikenberry, G. John. After Victory. Ch 7: “After the Cold War.”

–  Risse-Kappen, Thomas. “Ideas do not float freely: transnational coalitions, domestic structures, and the end of the Cold War.” International Organization 48, no. 02 (1994): 185-214.
For more on the different views of sovereignty and statehood laid out in this discussion, please see the reading list for Discussion 1 and Discussion 2, and also check out the full syllabus, especially classes 2-5.


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