The New World Order in Theory and Practice: The Bush Administration's Worldview in Transition



    1. Doctoral candidate in the graduate programs in international studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and teaches American government and international politics in the Department of Political Science and Geog-raphy. His articles have appeared in International Politics, Navy Times, and U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings.
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    1. Associate professor of political science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His most recent book, The Persian Gulf Crisis (1997), won a Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book in 1998. He has published numerous articles on the Middle East, interdependence, foreign policy, and theory.
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The twentieth century saw several major postwar efforts to create conditions conducive to the development of a new world order. This article focuses on the period of the end of the cold war, particularly the Persian Gulf crisis (1990-1991). The authors analyze how the concept of the new world order evolved during this period and argue that the Bush administration consciously sought to create a framework for a new world order during the Gulf crisis. This framework was based on checking the offensive use of force, promoting collective security, and using great power cooperation.