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Power and Willpower in the American Future Why the United States Is not Destined to Decline

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ISBN-10: 052128127X

ISBN-13: 9780521281270

Edition: 2012

Authors: Robert J. Lieber

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Marie Smyth, University of Ulster, is Chief Executive of the Institute for Conflict Research.

Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The American Future: Problems of Primacy, Policy, and Purpose
Primacy Past and Present
Responses to Decline
Information, Socialization, and National Identity
"Will versus Wallet" in the American Future
Domestic and Global Interactions: Economics, Energy, and American Power
Financial Crises in Perspective
Competitiveness and Crisis Response
The Perils of Oil Import Dependence
Power and Domestic Capacity
American Attitudes and Institutions
Public Attitudes
Domestic Doctrine and Policy
Domestic Capacity
Challenges and Challengers
Threats to Persistent Primacy and the Rise of Others
Elusive Dangers: Volatility in Threat Assessment
Thinking about Threats
The Rise of Others
The Rise of China
Tangible Threats and Shifts in the International Distribution of Power
Twenty-First-Century Realities
Stretch or "Imperial Overstretch"?
Military Costs and Capabilities
Problems of Collective Action: Allies and Burden Sharing
Limits of Global Governance
Unipolarity and Apolarity
Commitments and Political Sustainability
Power and Willpower in the American Future
Is This Time Different?
America's Edge
Ideas, Beliefs, and Policies
What Is to Be Done at Home
What Is to Be Done Abroad
Why the Declinists Are Wrong Again
Index