Unipolar Politics: Realism and State Strategies after the Cold War

Unipolar Politics: Realism and State Strategies after the Cold War

by Ethan B. Kapstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231113080

ISBN-13: 9780231113083

Pub. Date: 03/11/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Unipolar Politics brings together prominent scholars in international relations to analyze the decisions that major powers have made since the Cold War to adapt to a rapidly changing economic and security environment.The book points to powerful evidence that nations around the world are "bandwagoning" with the United States in most respects, while still

Overview

Unipolar Politics brings together prominent scholars in international relations to analyze the decisions that major powers have made since the Cold War to adapt to a rapidly changing economic and security environment.The book points to powerful evidence that nations around the world are "bandwagoning" with the United States in most respects, while still trying to maintain some independence of action in the event that America becomes isolationist, antagonistic, or simply uninterested in a particular regional crisis. Meanwhile the United States is being pulled in different directions by its own economic and security requirements, leading to policy contradictions that must be resolved if the "unipolar" moment is to endure. The authors acknowledge that, while great power wars are now unlikely, positional conflicts over resources and markets still remain, and may even be strengthening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231113083
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/11/1999
Pages:
350
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsvii
Prefaceix
1.Realism and State Strategies After the Cold War1
2.Realism and the Present Great Power System: Growth and Positional Conflict Over Scarce Resources28
3.The Political Economy of Realism69
4.Realism, Structural Liberalism, and the Western Order103
5.Preserving the Unipolar Moment: Realist Theories and U.S. Grand Strategy After the Cold War138
6.Mercantile Realism and Japanese Foreign Policy182
7.Realism and Russian Strategy after the Collapse of the USSR218
8.Realism(s) and Chinese Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Period261
9.Realism and Regionalism: American Power and German and Japanese Instituional Strategies During and After the Cold War319
10.Realism and Reconciliation: France, Germany, and the European Union354
11.Neorealism, Nuclear Proliferation, and East-Central European Strategies385
12.Does Unipolarity Have a Future?464
Index491

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