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Liberal leviathan : the origins, crisis, and transformation of the American World Order

Author: G John Ikenberry
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the most successful in providing security and prosperity to more people, but in the last decade the American-led order has been troubled. Some argue that the Bush administration undermined it. Others argue that we
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G John Ikenberry
ISBN: 9780691156170 0691156174
OCLC Number: 794814785
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011
Description: xviii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Crisis of the old order --
Theoretical foundations: Power and the varieties of order ; Power and strategies of rule ; Unipolarity and its consequences --
Historical origins and trajectories of change: The rise of the American system ; The great transformation and the failure o illiberal hegemony ; Dilemmas and pathways of liberal international order ; Conclusion: the durability of liberal international order.
Responsibility: G. John Ikenberry.

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In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the most successful in providing security and prosperity to more people, but in the last decade the American-led order has been troubled. Some argue that the Bush administration undermined it. Others argue that we are witnessing he end of the American era. In Liberal Leviathan G. John Ikenberry argues that the crisis that besets the American-led order is a crisis of authority. The forces that have triggered this crisis have resulted from the successful functioning and expansion of the postwar liberal order, not its breakdown.

Ikenberry provides the most systematic statement yet about the theory and practice or the liberal international order, and a forceful message for policymakers, scholars, and general readers about why America must renegotiate its relationship with the rest of the world and pursue a more enlightened strategy-that of the liberal leviathan.

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