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China, the US and power-transition theory : a critique

Author: Steve Chan
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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China's growth has called attention to the power-transition theory, which contends that the danger of a major war is the greatest when a rising dissatisfied challenger threatens to overtake a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Chan
ISBN: 9780415440233 0415440238 9780415440240 0415440246 0203940660 9780203940662
OCLC Number: 122261532
Description: xii, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The basic arguments --
Power scores and the identity of central contenders --
Revisionist impulse and the incumbent's strategic selection --
Imperial overstretch and loss aversion as sources of war --
Preventive war and alternative responses to decline --
Appeasement and the distribution of benefits --
Conundra of containment and engagement --
Managing the hegemon : in lieu of frontal confrontation --
Extended deterrence and the logic of selection --
Conclusion: Theoretical and policy implications.
Responsibility: Steve Chan.
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