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Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do great powers respond to decline? The conventional wisdom is preventive war or domestic dysfunction. This book argues that declining states are neither more prone to aggression nor political ... More


Strategy

Aysegul Aydin and Cem Emrence

in Zones of Rebellion: Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453540
eISBN:
9780801456206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453540.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the Turkish state's counterinsurgency strategy using a dataset that includes 5,576 counterinsurgency operations conducted between 1984 and 2008, along with an exhaustive list of ... More


Introduction

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter asks the central question, outlines the three main arguments, and explains the value added of the work. It underscores why the question matters to theories of international politics and ... More


Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: Debating Decline

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter reviews the literature and lays out the debate on decline. It divides the rival views into two main camps: preventive war and domestic dysfunction. For preventive war theorists, who ... More


The Fates of Nations: Decline by the Numbers

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses research design: how cases were selected, issues with measurement, and the quantitative and qualitative ways variables were operationalized. It then overviews all the cases to ... More


Conclusion: Retrenchment as Reloading

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter sums the arguments and findings of the book, and relates them to the debate on decline, especially the implications for preventive war and domestic dysfunction theories. It then pivots ... More


Introduction: Competition, Cooperation, and the Rise of Great Powers

David M. Edelstein

in Over the Horizon: Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707568
eISBN:
9781501709449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707568.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The introduction establishes the puzzle motivating the book: what explains variation in the strategies that existing powers pursue toward rising great powers? The puzzle is central to international ... More


U.S.-China Relations Under Hegemonic Transition

Denny Roy

in Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159005
eISBN:
9780231528153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159005.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines U.S.-China relations within what international relations scholars call “hegemonic transition.” Hegemonic transitions occur periodically through history and usually bring an ... More


Mitigating Factors

Denny Roy

in Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159005
eISBN:
9780231528153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159005.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines certain features of the international environment that could mitigate the chances of conflict between China and its neighbors. The rise of China increases the friction in some ... More


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