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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Primacy and its discontents.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael E Brown; et al
|Notes:||"The contents of this book were first published in International security"--T.p. verso.|
|Description:||xxviii, 384 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword / Graham Allison --
Preface / Sean M. Lynn-Jones --
pt. I: The sources and prospects of American primacy. The stability of a unipolar world / William C. Wohlforth ; Command of the commons: the military foundation of U.S. hegemony / Barry R. Posen --
pt. II: Primacy and balancing in theory and practice. The unipolar illusion: why new great powers will rise / Christopher Layne ; The unipolar illusion revisited: the coming end of American hegemony / Christopher Layne ; Structural realism after the Cold War / Kenneth N. Waltz ; Institutions, strategic restraint, and the persistence of American postwar order / G. John Ikenberry ; Transnational liberalism and U.S. primacy / John M. Owen IV --
pt. III: New responses to American primacy. Soft balancing against the United States / Robert A. Pape ; Soft balancing in the age of U.S. primacy / T.V. Paul ; Hard times for soft balancing / Stephen G. Brooks and William C. Wohlforth ; Waiting for balancing: why the world is not pushing back / Keir A. Lieber and Gerard Alexander.
|Series Title:||International security readers.|
|Other Titles:||International security.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Michael E. Brown ... [et al.].|
"For centuries, the balance of power has been the central precept of international politics, so what happens when one country's overwhelming primacy makes restraining alliances seem obsolete? This