Primacy and Its Discontents: American Power and International Stability

Primacy and Its Discontents: American Power and International Stability

by Michael E. Brown
     
 

Experts consider whether American primacy will endure or if the future holds a multipolar world of several great powers.See more details below

Overview

Experts consider whether American primacy will endure or if the future holds a multipolar world of several great powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262524551
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Washington Quarterly Readers
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword Graham Allison Allison, Graham

Preface Sean M. Lynn-Jones Lynn-Jones, Sean M.

Pt. I The Sources and Prospects of American Primacy

The Stability of a Unipolar World William C. Wohlforth Wohlforth, William C. 3

Command of the Commons: The Military Foundation of U.S. Hegemony Barry R. Posen Posen, Barry R. 40

Pt. II Primacy and Balancing in Theory and Practice

The Unipolar Illusion: Why New Great Powers Will Rise Christopher Layne Layne, Christopher 85

The Unipolar Illusion Revisited: The Coming End of American Hegemony Christopher Layne Layne, Christopher 132

Structural Realism after the Cold War Kenneth N. Waltz Waltz, Kenneth N. 137

Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Persistence of American Postwar Order G. John Ikenberry Ikenberry, G. John 174

Transnational Liberalism and U.S. Primacy John M. Owen IV Owen, John M., IV 210

Pt. III New Responses to American Primacy

Soft Balancing against the United States Robert A. Pape Pape, Robert A. 249

Soft Balancing in the Age of U.S. Primacy T. V. Paul Paul, T. V. 288

Hard Times for Soft Balancing Stephen G. Brooks Brooks, Stephen G. William C. Wohlforth Wohlforth, William C. 314

Waiting for Balancing: Why the World Is Not Pushing Back Keir A. Lieber Lieber, Keir A. Gerard Alexander Alexander, Gerard 351

Suggestions for Further Reading 382

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