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Defining Cooperation under Unipolarity

Sarah E. Kreps

in Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199753796
eISBN:
9780199827152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753796.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This research turns on concepts that are central to international politics—polarity, intervention, cooperation—but ones that remain loosely defined in the literature. This chapter addresses the ... More


Key Elements of China’s Foreign Strategy

LI SHAOJUN

in The International Politics of EU-China Relations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264089
eISBN:
9780191734809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264089.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter seeks to overcome the problem of strategic misunderstanding of China by setting out some of the cultural traditions and strategic concepts that underpin its behaviour. It does not deny ... More


Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Moeed Yusuf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604858
eISBN:
9781503606555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604858.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is the first to theorize third party mediation in crises between regional nuclear powers. Its relevance flows from two of the most significant international developments since the end of ... More


The Middle East in a decade of globalisation (1991–2001)

Raymond Hinnebusch

in The International Politics of the Middle East

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053450
eISBN:
9781781700204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053450.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter assesses the renewed destabilising impact of international attempts to reshape the regional order in an age of unipolarity and globalisation. For much of the world, globalisation is ... More


U.S.-China Relations: From Unipolar Hedging toward Bipolar Balancing

Øystein Tunsjø

in Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501709180
eISBN:
9781501712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709180.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses the impact of the rise of China on the great power structure and the gradual transformation of the international system from post-Cold War U.S. unipolarity to U.S.–China ... More


Introduction: Regional Nuclear Crises in a Unipolar World

Moeed Yusuf

in Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604858
eISBN:
9781503606555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604858.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Introduction lays the groundwork for the rest of the book by introducing the need for a theory of nuclear crisis behavior centered on third-party mediation. Specifically, how does the presence of ... More


Setting Up the Inquiry: An Introduction to Brokered Bargaining

Moeed Yusuf

in Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604858
eISBN:
9781503606555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604858.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces brokered bargaining as a three-actor model that explains patterns of state behavior in regional crises in a unipolar global setting. The chapter presents ten propositions that ... More


Brokered Bargaining: Implications for Theory and Practice

Moeed Yusuf

in Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604858
eISBN:
9781503606555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604858.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reflects on the theoretical and practical implications of the book. It highlights the work’s contribution to the otherwise undertheorized role of third parties in preventing war, its ... More


A Systemic Theory of the Alliance Market

Tongfi Kim

in The Supply Side of Security: A Market Theory of Military Alliances

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796965
eISBN:
9780804798594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796965.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Polarity affects alliance politics because it is related to the number of potential security-suppliers and to the relative capabilities of actual and potential allies. This chapter develops a ... More


Watching the Soviet Union Decline: Assessing Change and Predicting U.S. Strategy

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

in Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725050
eISBN:
9781501725067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725050.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapters 2 and 3 helped confirm that rising states support declining great powers when decliners can help rising states against other great power threats. In contrast, Chapters 4 and 5 assess the ... More


U.S. Strategy and the Decline of the Soviet Union

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

in Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725050
eISBN:
9781501725067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725050.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter 5 discusses the course of U.S. foreign policy during the Soviet Union’s decline in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Leveraging recently declassified materials, it shows that the United States ... More


One master, one sovereign

Salvatore Babones

in American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power and the End of History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336808
eISBN:
9781447336907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336808.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Contrary to declinist narratives, the dominance of the United States in the contemporary world-system is increasingly solid and stable. The US economy remains vibrant, but the US benefits also from ... More


Theoretical approaches: models of power, systems theory, critical junctures, legacies, realism, and realism revised

James W. Peterson

in Russian-American Relations in the Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105783
eISBN:
9781526128553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105783.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There are five models that analysts have utilized in efforts to depict accurately the evolution of the Russian-American relationship from the late Cold War through the first part of the twenty-first ... More


Introduction: The BRICS as a Club

Roberts Cynthia, Leslie Armijo, and Saori Katada

in The BRICS and Collective Financial Statecraft

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190697518
eISBN:
9780190697556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697518.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

This chapter uses international relations theory to conceptualize the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) as a club emulating the incumbent world powers. The BRICS operate as an ... More


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