Scott makes an informed case for a global perspective on world politics and a compelling plea for policies that will improve chances for human survival. Because important evolutionary processes -- particularly interdependence and technological advance -- shape the global system, he argues that concepts used to study these processes must also have an evolutionary component. Without that, we will not be able to understand or manage our highly interactive world. Originally published in 1982. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.