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China, the US and the Power-Transition Theory A Critique

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ISBN-10: 0415440246

ISBN-13: 9780415440240

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steve Chan

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In this title, Chan concludes that China is unlikely to instigate a confrontation with the United States, and that whilst military conflict over the Taiwan Strait is possible, this is more likely to be due to China's inability to prevent U.S. involvement than its willingness to provoke them.
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Steve Chan is College Professor of Distinction, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Farrand Residence Academic Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Introduction: The Basic Arguments
Power Scores and the Identity of Central Contenders
Revisionist Impulse and the Incumbent���s Strategic Selection
Imperial Overstretch and Loss Aversion as Sources of War
Preventive War and Alternative Responses to Decline
Appeasement and the Distribution of Benefits
Conundra of Containment and Engagement
Managing the Hegemon: In Lieu of Frontal Confrontation
Extended Deterrence and the Logic of Selection
Conclusion: Theoretical and Policy Implications