Balance of Power in World History

Balance of Power in World History

ISBN-10:
0230507115
ISBN-13:
9780230507111
Pub. Date:
08/22/2007
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK

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Balance of Power in World History

The balance of power is one of the most influential ideas in international relations, yet it has never been comprehensively examined in pre-modern or non-European contexts. This book redresses this imbalance. The authors present eight new case studies of balancing and balancing failure in pre-modern and non-European international systems.

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ISBN-13: 9780230507111
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/22/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 279
Sales rank: 966,533
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM J. BRENNER Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA
DANIEL DEUDNEY Associate Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA
ARTHUR M. ECKSTEIN Professor of History, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
VICTORIA TIN-BOR HUI Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA
CHARLES JONES Reader in the History of International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
DAVID KANG Associate Professor of Government, and Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Director, Center for International Business, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction: Balance and Hierarchy in International Systems; S.J.Kaufman, R.Little & W.C.Wohlforth Balancing and Balancing Failure in Biblical Times: Assyria and the Ancient Middle Eastern System 900-600 BCE; S.J.Kaufman & W.C.Wohlforth The Greek City States in the Fifth Century BCE: Persia and the Balance of Power; R.Little Intra-Greek Balancing, the Mediterranean Crisis of ca. 201-200 B.C., and the Rise of Rome; A.M.Eckstein The Forest and the King of Beasts: Hierarchy and Opposition in Ancient India (c.500 - c.232 BCE); W.J.Brenner The Triumph of Domination in the Ancient Chinese System; V.Tin-bor Hui 'A Republic for Expansion': The Roman Constitution and Empire and Balance of Power Theory; D.Deudney Hierarchy and Resistance in the American State-Systems, 1400-1800 CE; C.Jones Stability and Hierarchy in East Asian International Relations, 1300 to 1900CE; D.C.Kang Conclusion: Theoretical Insights from the Study of World History; S.J.Kaufman, R.Little & W.C.Wohlforth

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