Systems in Crisis: New Imperatives of High Politics at Century's End

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Mai 2004



Charles Doran develops a theory of the power cycle that reveals the structural bounds on statecraft and the trauma of adjusting to these shifting tides of history.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: new perspectives on the causes and management of systems crisis; Part I. Dynamics of State Power and Role: Systems Structure: 1. What is power cycle theory? Introducing the main concepts; 2. Measuring national capability and power 3. The cycle of state power and role; Part II. Dynamics of Major War and Systems Transformation: 4. Critical intervals on the power cycle: why wars become major; 5. Systemic disequilibrium and world war; Part III. Dynamics of General Equilibrium and World Order: 6. Prerequisites of world order: international political equilibrium; 7. World order and systems transformation: guidelines for statecraft; Part IV. Systems Transformation and World Order at Century's End: 8. Systems change since 1945: instability at critical points and awareness of the power cycle; 9. Is decline inevitable? US leadership and the systemic security dilemma; 10. Systems transformation and the new imperatives of high politics; Appendix: mathematical relations in the power cycle; References; Index.


"...a wide-ranging and incisive book...among the most important theoretical and empirical additions to the causes-of-war literature of the past decade." American Political Review
EAN: 9780521401852
ISBN: 0521401852
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Internati'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 316 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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