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Systemic Leadership and Energy: The Argument

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the issue of how systemic leadership and energy are intertwined. One compound question is: How did we shift from a primarily agrarian economy to a primarily industrial ... More


Fracking, Warming, and Systemic Leadership

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

In the past, states with access to cheap and abundant sources of energy were able to develop radical new technology that paired core innovations with new fuels. Given the strong relationship between ... More


Twenty-First-Century Transition Struggles

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

in Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As the United States’ preoccupation with the Middle East winds down, attention has turned to the likelihood of a future United States-China systemic leadership transition, whether it might be ... More


Denouement: World Politics, Systemic Leadership, and Climate Change

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

In this final chapter, we conclude by recapitulating our argument and evidence. One goal of this work has been to improve our understanding of the patterns underlying the evolution of world politics ... More


Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Over the past two millennia, one state has tended to lead as the foremost producer of energy and new technology. While it has not been fully recognized, these leads have become increasingly reliant ... More


Racing to a Renewable Transition?

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

In this chapter, we turn specifically to the question of renewables development and examine who is leading that race. While it is clear which state is in the lead at present, we consider whether it ... More


Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

There is considerable speculation that the twenty-first century will witness a systemic leadership transition in which the United States, the incumbent system leader, is passed by China. The ... More


Scenario Construction

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

in Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Employing forward reasoning, scenarios are stories that bring together possible causation with known trends to produce outcomes at some future date. An explicit emphasis on theoretically-identified ... More


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