Is the American Century Over?
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- Hardback | 152 pages
- 136 x 211 x 15mm | 294g
- 13 Mar 2015
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
- black & white illustrations
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Table of contents
-LA Review of Books
"Nye does the great service of examining this claim in his new book, Is the American Century Over?, giving a subtle analysis in terms of hard power (military and economic) and soft power (a concept introduced by Nye to refer to an attractive practice, at least a model or ideals such as liberty or democracy)."
"Is the American Century Over?" is an excellent book that will help students of international affairs think carefully about the world and America's opportunities and challenges in the 21st century. It's brief, succinct and provocative."
-The Washington Diplomat
"Academics and political junkies will probably breeze through Is the American Century Over? But the book is so well-written and accessible, general readers are likely to find it engaging and insightful as well. At its core, policy-oriented research and writing should strive to inform not just specialists or experts, but the public at large, making Nye's contribution to debates about America's purported decline that much more important."
"This short, well-argued book offers a powerful rebuttal to America's premature obituarists."
"A pioneer in the theory of soft power and the dean of American political scientists, Nye knows geopolitics. In his new book, Is the American Century Over?, Nye makes a strong case that American geopolitical superiority, far from being eclipsed, is still firmly in place and set to endure. And the biggest threat isn't China or India or Russia-it's America itself."
"In this short, thoughtful book, Nye presents his case convincingly. It is a case that policy makers should ponder carefully."
"The United States will likely remain the world's predominant power for many decades to come, Joe Nye concludes in his insightful new book. This welcome prediction is tempered by Nye's warning about key challenges that could yet lead to American decline, most notably, political dysfunction at home."
-The Boston Globe
"US declinism can be overdone. In an excellent new essay asking Is the American Century Over? the Harvard scholar Joseph Nye points up America's enduring strengths - economic, demographic and geographic as well as military."
"With his usual clarity and insight, Joe Nye gives us a fascinating analysis of the complexities of power, exploring hard and soft power, state and non-state actors, and how to retain leadership once domination is over. European readers have much to learn from the U.S. experience and its lessons for the evolution of the EU."
-Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy (2011-13) and President of Bocconi University
"The future of American power is the great question of our century. No-one is better equipped than Joe Nye to answer it."
-Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), former Presidential National Security Advisor
"This calm, reflective, and thoughtful antidote to alarm about American decline displays Nye's astonishing capacity to engage with the full range of challenges to American leadership."
-Michael Ignatieff, Harvard Kennedy School
"In this timely, compact book, Joe Nye makes a 'powerful' case for the continuation of American primacy through diplomacy and co-operation. This strategy would not be overstretch or retrenchment but instead the application of American Exceptionalism to shrewd power."
-Robert B. Zoellick, former President of the World Bank Group, US Trade Representative and US Deputy Secretary of State
"The irreversibility of American decline is no longer a given. Joe Nye's compelling analysis shows that the future of the international order, and the respective roles of the US and China within it, will be shaped by a range of core domestic and foreign policy choices, rather than by some overwhelming, dete
About Joseph S. Nye