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Systems in crisis : new imperatives of high politics at century's end

Author: Charles F Doran
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge studies in international relations, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Doran develops a theory of the power cycle that reveals the structural bounds on statecraft and the trauma of adjusting to these shifting tides of history.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles F Doran
ISBN: 0521401852 9780521401852
OCLC Number: 22242784
Description: xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: new perspectives on the causes and management of systems crisis; Part I. Dynamics of State Power and Role: Systems Structure: 1. What is power cycle theory? Introducing the main concepts; 2. Measuring national capability and power 3. The cycle of state power and role; Part II. Dynamics of Major War and Systems Transformation: 4. Critical intervals on the power cycle: why wars become major; 5. Systemic disequilibrium and world war; Part III. Dynamics of General Equilibrium and World Order: 6. Prerequisites of world order: international political equilibrium; 7. World order and systems transformation: guidelines for statecraft; Part IV. Systems Transformation and World Order at Century's End: 8. Systems change since 1945: instability at critical points and awareness of the power cycle; 9. Is decline inevitable? US leadership and the systemic security dilemma; 10. Systems transformation and the new imperatives of high politics; Appendix: mathematical relations in the power cycle; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international relations, 16.
Responsibility: Charles F. Doran.
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"...a wide-ranging and incisive book...among the most important theoretical and empirical additions to the causes-of-war literature of the past decade." American Political Review

 
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