Logic of the Powers: Towards an Impact-Driven Practice of Futurist Statecraft (Paperback)

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What global future would ensure hope, justice and peace to the human mankind?

In view of a fast evolving post-Covid world order, this volume explores a novel Christian post-colonial approach to global affairs. It examines the existing 'sociology of the powers' theoretical scheme, the debate between Christian realism and Christian pacifism, the method and practice of prophetic witnessing, to elaborate a new Christian approach to statecraft and futurology in terms of theory, methodology and ontology.

This book:

- Uses the COVID-19 pandemic as the background to examine why and how the pandemic has accelerated the US's decline, and to identify the tacit game rules that contributed to the UK government's mishandling of the pandemic;

- Compares the political systems between China and the West, and engages with selected theoretical narratives from the Global South to envision an alternative 'shared globalisation' project;

- Argues why it is important for post-colonial Christian individuals and communities to get involved in this global discussion for a new world order of complex realist interdependencies grounded on hope, social justice and peace.

A fresh take on global politics and international relations, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of political science, religious studies, peace studies, theology and future studies.

About the Author

Pak Nung Wong teaches politics and international relations at the University of Bath, UK. His recent publications include Destined Statecraft: Eurasian Small Power Politics and Strategic Cultures in Geopolitical Shifts (2018), Discerning the Powers in Post-Colonial Africa and Asia: A Treatise of Christian Statecraft (2016) and Post-Colonial Statecraft in South East Asia: Sovereignty, State-Building and the Chinese in the Philippines (2013). He is Editor-in-Chief of Bandung: Journal of the Global South, which he founded with an international network of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in 2013. Apart from publishing in the English language, Pak Nung Wong's Chinese-language columns in Hong Kong-based media have been followed, translated and used by such governmental ministries in foreign affairs, defence, security and intelligence services, culture and religion, technology and higher education across the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367207724
ISBN-10: 0367207729
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: July 30th, 2021
Pages: 190
Language: English