Imbalance of Power

Imbalance of Power : US Hegemony and International Order

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Now that the clear delineations of the Cold War era are behind us, what are the contours of the international system? And what does the new reality mean for the United States, the acknowledged hegemon? Provocatively applying IR theory to the world of policy analysis, "Imbalance of Power" showcases current policy debates about the nature of both the international order and the role of the US within it.The authors bring to life concepts of realism, hegemony, liberalism, and constructivism, making it clear why these ideas are so relevant to understanding the challenges of world politics today. In the process, they address thorny issues of structure vs. policy, context vs. content, even determinism vs. choice - shedding light on the shape of a seemingly amorphous system.A stellar group of authors provocatively debate the nature of the current international order and the role of the US within it.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 158.75 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588266400
  • 9781588266408

Table of contents

The Quest for Order in World Politics - I.W. Zartman. US Hegemony. The United States: Alone in the World - K.N. Waltz. An Empire, But We Can't Keep It - R. Jervis. From Hegemony to Empire: The Fatal Leap - P.W. Schroeder. Statecraft Today: Regional Predicaments, Global Conundrums - C.F. Doran. The International Order. Adapting to the Evolving Polyarchy - S. Brown. Power and Principles in Shaping World Order - G. Schmidt. Balancing Order and Justice in a Globalized World - F. Rajaee. Resource Competition in the New International Order - M.T. Klare and P. Pavilionis. Challenges to World Order After September 11 - F. Fukuyama. Conclusion. The Shape of a Shapeless World - I.W. Zartman.show more

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"This is a terrific book, one that will provoke and engage students and practitioners alike. It deserves to be widely read." - Fen Osler Hampson, Carleton University"show more

About I. William Zartman

I. William Zartman is Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor of International Organization and Conflict Resolution at Johns Hopkins University. His many publications include Cowardly Lions: Missed Opportunities to Prevent Deadly Conflict and State Collapse.show more

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