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Transition scenarios : China and the United States in the twenty-first century

Author: David P Rapkin; William R Thompson
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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China's rising status in the global economy alongside recent economic stagnation in Europe and the United States has led to considerable speculation that we are in the early stages of a transition in power relations. Commentators have tended to treat this transitional period as a novelty, but history is in fact replete with such systemic transitions-sometimes with perilous results. Can we predict the future by using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rapkin, David P.
Transition scenarios.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013003714
(OCoLC)826899647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David P Rapkin; William R Thompson
ISBN: 9780226040509 022604050X 1299784690 9781299784697
OCLC Number: 855022948
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Twenty-first-century transition struggles --
Scenario construction --
Scenarios of future United States-China warfare : what is missing from this picture? --
Power-transition, offensive-realism, and leadership long-cycle perspectives on structural transitions --
Systemic transition dynamics and the conflict drivers in the China-United States transition context --
Constraints on transition conflict --
Weak conflict constraints and weak conflict inducements : the "more of the same" and "Pax Americana II" scenarios --
Weak conflict constraints and strong conflict inducements : the "transition war" scenario --
Strong conflict constraints and strong conflict inducements : the "Pax Sinica" scenario --
Strong conflict constraints and weak conflict inducements : the "liberal peace" scenario --
Using the scenarios in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson.

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