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The balance of power in world history

Author: Stuart J Kaufman; Richard Little; William Curti Wohlforth
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The balance of power is one of the most influential ideas in international relations, yet it has never been systemically and comprehensively examined in pre-modern or non-European contexts. This book redresses this imbalance.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balance of power in world history.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608205079
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart J Kaufman; Richard Little; William Curti Wohlforth
ISBN: 0230507107 0230507115 9780230507104 9780230507111
OCLC Number: 138340666
Notes: Papers presented at a workshop on Hierarchy and Balance in International Systems held at Dartmouth College, October 18-20, 2003.
Description: x, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart J. Kaufman, Richard Little and William C. Wohlforth.
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