The Return Of Bipolarity In World Politics

The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 212
ISBN 9780231546904
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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the international system has been unipolar, centered on the United States. But the rise of China foreshadows a change in the distribution of power. Øystein Tunsjø shows that the international system is moving toward a U.S.-China standoff, bringing us back to bipolarity—a system in which no third power can challenge the top two. The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics surveys the new era of superpowers to argue that the combined effects of the narrowing power gap between China and the United States and the widening power gap between China and any third-ranking power portend a new bipolar system that will differ in crucial ways from that of the last century. Tunsjø expands Kenneth N. Waltz’s structural-realist theory to examine the new bipolarity within the context of geopolitics, which he calls “geostructural realism.” He considers how a new bipolar system will affect balancing and stability in U.S.-China relations, predicting that the new bipolarity will not be as prone to arms races as the previous era’s; that the risk of limited war between the two superpowers is likely to be higher in the coming bipolarity, especially since the two powers are primarily rivals at sea rather than on land; and that the superpowers are likely to be preoccupied with rivalry and conflict in East Asia instead of globally. Tunsjø presents a major challenge to how international relations understands superpowers in the twenty-first century.

The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics
  • Author : Øystein Tunsjø
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the international system has been unipolar, centered on the United States. But the rise of China foreshadows a change in the distribution of power. Øystein Tunsjø shows that the international system is moving toward a U.S.-China standoff, bringing us back to

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The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics
  • Author : Øystein Tunsjø
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018

Øystein Tunsjø shows that the international system is moving toward a U.S.-China standoff. He arguea that the combined effects of the narrowing power gap between China and the United States and the widening power gap between China and any third-ranking power portend a new bipolarity that will differ

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The Unipolar World
  • Author : T. Mowle,D. Sacko
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-03-19

This is the first book-length treatment of international politics in a unipolar world that adopts a structural realist perspective. It applies Waltz's microeconomic analogy to a market with a price leader. It concludes that unipolarity is sustainable as long as the unipole distributes rewards to other states.

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Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Jeffrey Mankoff
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-10-16

Now thoroughly updated, this widely praised book provides a thoughtful and balanced examination of the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This edition also places developments of the past two decades into the broader sweep of Russian history. Jeffrey Mankoff argues that Russia's more

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US Taiwan Policy
  • Author : Øystein Tunsjø
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-02-18

The relationship between the United States and China is one of the most important issues in the twenty-first century, and is, ultimately, hostage to conditions across the Taiwan Strait. This book is the first to attempt to trace the historical origin of what is known as the ‘Taiwan issue’ in

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Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the 21st Century
  • Author : C. Dale Walton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-06-11

This book argues that in the twenty-first century Eastern Eurasia will replace Europe as the theatre of decision in international affairs, and that this new geographic and cultural context will have a strong influence on the future of world affairs. For half a millennium, the great powers have practised what

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Theory of International Politics
  • Author : Kenneth Neal Waltz
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 1979

Forfatterens mål med denne bog er: 1) Analyse af de gældende teorier for international politik og hvad der heri er lagt størst vægt på. 2) Konstruktion af en teori for international politik som kan kan råde bod på de mangler, der er i de nu gældende. 3)

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The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery
  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26

Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that

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Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China
  • Author : Robert S. Ross,Øystein Tunsjø
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20

Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China demonstrates how structural and domestic variables influence how East Asian states adjust their strategy in light of the rise of China, including how China manages its own emerging role as a regional great power. The contributors note that the shifting regional balance of

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Unipolarity and World Politics
  • Author : Birthe Hansen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-12-16

This new book offers a coherent model of a unipolar world order.

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Psychology  Strategy and Conflict
  • Author : James W. Davis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11

This volume examines the explanatory nesting approach in the analysis of international relations and its continuing relevance in the 21st century. International relations theory urgently needs strategies for coping with the growing complexity of the international system following the collapse of the US–Soviet bipolar stalemate, the multiple challenges to

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Unipolarity and the Middle East
  • Author : Birthe Hansen
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2001

The end of the Cold War profoundly affected Middle Eastern politics. In "Unipolarity and the Middle East," a neorealist model for unipolarity is put forward in order to explain the effects of the end of the Cold War as well as the subsequent international dynamics. The new international dynamics are

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The Return of Geopolitics
  • Author : Albert J. Bergesen,Christian Suter
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2018-06-27

With globalization fading and geopolitics on the rise this volume analyzes globalization/geopolitical cycles accompanied by rising and falling economic/military hegemonies and the Chinese concept of Tianxia as an equivalent of the idea of hegemony along with a theory of pre-emptive hegemonic decline. Geopolitical movements are also discussed including

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The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide  Third Edition
  • Author : David J. Miklowitz
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge--but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder. Learn

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Bipolar Disorder
  • Author : Sagar V. Parikh,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,Camh Bipolar Clinic Staff
  • Publisher : Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Release Date : 2013-03-15

People who have extreme mood swings may have bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness. Their moods may have nothing to do with things going on in their lives. The symptoms of bipolar disorder affect not only mood, but also how people think, behave and function. This guide discusses: what bipolar disorder

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