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The Resource Restraining great powers : soft balancing from empires to the global era, T. V. Paul

Restraining great powers : soft balancing from empires to the global era, T. V. Paul

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Restraining great powers : soft balancing from empires to the global era
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Restraining great powers
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soft balancing from empires to the global era
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T. V. Paul
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eng
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At the end of the Cold War, the United States emerged as the world’s most powerful state, and then used that power to initiate wars against smaller countries in the Middle East and South Asia. According to balance-of-power theory-the bedrock of realism in international relations-other states should have joined together militarily to counterbalance the U.S.’s rising power. Yet they did not. Nor have they united to oppose Chinese aggression in the South China Sea or Russian offensives along its Western border. This does not mean balance-of-power politics is dead, argues renowned international relations scholar T.V. Paul, but that it has taken a different form. Rather than employ familiar strategies such as active military alliances and arms buildups, leading powers have engaged in “soft balancing,” which seeks to restrain threatening powers through the use of international institutions, informal alignments, and economic sanctions. Paul places the evolution of balancing behavior in historical perspective from the post-Napoleonic era to today’s globalized world. --
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Restraining great powers : soft balancing from empires to the global era, T. V. Paul
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-225) and index
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xv, 239 pages
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9780300228489
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1024157468
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Restraining great powers : soft balancing from empires to the global era, T. V. Paul
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024157468
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780300228489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1024157468

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