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The Resource Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory : Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared, by Goedele De Keersmaeker, (electronic resource)

Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory : Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared, by Goedele De Keersmaeker, (electronic resource)

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Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory : Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared
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Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory
Title remainder
Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared
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by Goedele De Keersmaeker
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eng
Summary
The book discusses the rise of polarity as a key concept in International Relations Theory. Since the end of the Cold War, until at least the end of 2010, there has been a wide consensus shared by American academics, political commentators and policy makers: the world was unipolar and would remain so for some time. By contrast, outside the US, a multipolar interpretation prevailed. This volume explores this contradiction and questions the Neorealist claim that polarity is the central structuring element of the international system. Here, the author analyses different historic eras through a polarity lens, compares the way polarity is used in the French and US public discourses, and through careful examination, reaches the conclusion that polarity terminology as a theoretical concept is highly influenced by the Cold War context in which it emerged. The book is an important resource for students and researchers with a critical approach to Neorealism, and to those interested in the defining shifts the world went through during the last twenty five years.--
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  • Political science
  • Political theory
  • World politics
  • Europe
  • United States
  • International relations
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • International Relations
  • Political History
  • US Politics
  • European Politics
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Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory : Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared, by Goedele De Keersmaeker, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Part I: Polarity, Neorealism and its problems -- 1: Introduction, multipolarity and unipolarity after the Cold War -- 2: Polarity: the emergence and development of a concept -- Part II: Polarity in the Cold War, the 19th Century and Today -- 3: The bipolar Cold War and polarity theory -- 4: The 19th Century: multipolar, bipolar or unipolar? -- 5: Polarity after 1990, a historical comparison -- Part III: 19th century balance of power and 21st century multipolarity -- 6: The French multipolarity discourse -- 7: American hegemony, empire and unipolarity -- 8: Polarity, balance of power and universal monarchy -- Part IV: Conclusion, the relevance of polarity theory?
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978-3-319-42652-5
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1 online resource (XI, 247 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319426525
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10.1007/978-3-319-42652-5
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remote
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(OCoLC)968277715
Label
Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory : Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared, by Goedele De Keersmaeker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42652-5
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Polarity, Neorealism and its problems -- 1: Introduction, multipolarity and unipolarity after the Cold War -- 2: Polarity: the emergence and development of a concept -- Part II: Polarity in the Cold War, the 19th Century and Today -- 3: The bipolar Cold War and polarity theory -- 4: The 19th Century: multipolar, bipolar or unipolar? -- 5: Polarity after 1990, a historical comparison -- Part III: 19th century balance of power and 21st century multipolarity -- 6: The French multipolarity discourse -- 7: American hegemony, empire and unipolarity -- 8: Polarity, balance of power and universal monarchy -- Part IV: Conclusion, the relevance of polarity theory?
Control code
978-3-319-42652-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 247 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319426525
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-42652-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968277715

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