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International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity

ISBN-10: 1107634598

ISBN-13: 9781107634596

Edition: 2011

Authors: G. John Ikenberry, Michael Mastanduno, William C. Wohlforth

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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. He is the author of After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (2001), which won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award, and is co-author of Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the 21st Century (2009), The Alliance Constrained: The U.S.- Japan Security Alliance and Regional Multilateralism (2011), edited with Takashi Inoguchi and Yoichiro Sato, and Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (2011).

Michael Mastanduno is Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, USA. He has been Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Milan and the University of Tokyo, Japan.

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on the contributors
Notes on the editors
Introduction: unipolarity, state behavior, and systemic consequences
Unipolarity, status competition, and great power war
Legitimacy, hypocrisy, and the social structure of unipolarity: why being a unipole isn't all it's cracked up to be
Alliances in a unipolar world
System maker and privilege taker: US power and the international political economy
Free hand abroad, divide and rule at home
The liberal sources of American unipolarity
Unipolarity: a structural perspective
Unipolarity and nuclear weapons
From unipolarity to multipolarity: transition in sight?
Sell unipolarity? The future of an overvalued concept
Index