Unipolar World: An Unbalanced Future

Unipolar World: An Unbalanced Future

by Thomas S. Mowle, David Sacko
     
 

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This is the first book-length treatment of international politics in a unipolar world that adopts a structural realist perspective. It applies Waltz's microeconomic analogy to a market with a price leader. It concludes that unipolarity is sustainable as long as the unipole distributes rewards to other states.

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This is the first book-length treatment of international politics in a unipolar world that adopts a structural realist perspective. It applies Waltz's microeconomic analogy to a market with a price leader. It concludes that unipolarity is sustainable as long as the unipole distributes rewards to other states.

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'The Unipolar World is simplythe most comprehensive and powerfulstudy to date of international politics in the post-Cold War era. To understand the workings of thisunprecedented structural-systemic epoch, the authors advance a new strand ofrealismbased onthe macroeconomic theory of price leadership. The book is rich in theoreticalinsights, hypothesis generation and testing, and policy relevance and guidance. Practitioners and theoristsof international relationsshould carefullyread this book.'

- Randall Schweller, Professor of International Relations, The Ohio State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230260276
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/20/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
614 KB

Meet the Author

Major Thomas S. Mowle, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the United States Air Force Academy. He is the author of Allies at Odds: The United States and the European Union, Palgrave, 2004. The book assesses the causes of the persistent trans-Atlantic disagreements over multilateral issues, in both the Clinton and Bush administrations. He has published articles in International Studies Perspectives, Political Psychology, and Strategic Insights, and chapters in Michael Innes, ed., Bosnian Security After Dayton: New Perspectives, Routledge, 2006, and Nursin Güney, ed., Contentious Issues of Security and the Future of Turkey, Ashgate, 2006. Major Mowle served in the Strategy, Plans, and Assessment Division, Headquarters Multinational Force-Iraq, Baghdad, from August to December 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University.
David H. Sacko is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the United States Air Force Academy. He has published in International Studies Quarterly, Conflict Management and Development and the Journal of Political Science Education. Since arriving at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2002, Dr. Sacko has researched for the Institute of National Security Studies. His current research assesses current and future threats to the security of Central Europe. David H. Sacko received his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University.

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