Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition / Edition 1

Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition / Edition 1

by Jack Snyder
     
 

Overextension is the common pitfall of empires. Jack Snyder identifies recurrent myths of empire, describes the varieties of overextension to which they lead, and criticizes the traditional explanations offered by historians and political scientists.See more details below

Overview

Overextension is the common pitfall of empires. Jack Snyder identifies recurrent myths of empire, describes the varieties of overextension to which they lead, and criticizes the traditional explanations offered by historians and political scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801497643
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Myth of Security through Expansion

2. Three Theories of Overexpansion

3. Germany and the Pattern of Late Development

4. Japan's Bid for Autarky

5. Social Imperialism in Victorian Britain

6. Soviet Politics and Strategic Learning

7. America’s Cold War Consensus

8. Overexpansion: Origins and Antidotes

Index

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