After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy / Edition 1

After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy / Edition 1

by Robert O. Keohane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691122482

ISBN-13: 9780691122489

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book is a comprehensive study of cooperation among the advanced capitalist countries. Can cooperation persist without the dominance of a single power, such as the United States after World War II? To answer this pressing question, Robert Keohane analyzes the institutions, or "international regimes," through which cooperation has taken place in the world

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This book is a comprehensive study of cooperation among the advanced capitalist countries. Can cooperation persist without the dominance of a single power, such as the United States after World War II? To answer this pressing question, Robert Keohane analyzes the institutions, or "international regimes," through which cooperation has taken place in the world political economy and describes the evolution of these regimes as American hegemony has eroded. Refuting the idea that the decline of hegemony makes cooperation impossible, he views international regimes not as weak substitutes for world government but as devices for facilitating decentralized cooperation among egoistic actors. In the preface the author addresses the issue of cooperation after the end of the Soviet empire and with the renewed dominance of the United States, in security matters, as well as recent scholarship on cooperation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691122489
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Princeton Classic Editions Series
Edition description:
With a New preface by the author
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
299,708
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Realism, institutionalism, and cooperation5
2Politics, economics, and the international system18
3Hegemony in the world political economy31
4Cooperation and international regimes49
5Rational-choice and functional explanations65
6A functional theory of international regimes85
7Bounded rationality and redefinitions of self-interest110
8Hegemonic cooperation in the postwar era135
9The incomplete decline of hegemonic regimes182
10The consumers' oil regime, 1974-81217
11The value of institutions and the costs of flexibility243

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