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The great powers and the international system : systemic theory in empirical perspective /

Bear F. Braumoeller, Ohio State University.

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Main Author: Braumoeller, Bear F.
Published: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in international relations ; 123.
Topics: Great powers. | International relations - Philosophy. | International relations - History. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - International Relations - General. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - Globalization.
Genres: Electronic books. | History.
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Preface; 1 Introduction; The agent -- structure debate; The nature of structure; Ameliorating the dilemma: reciprocity; Systemic traditions; Nested politics; The argument, in brief; Advantages; Plan of the book; 2 System, state, and citizen; Introduction; Systems: general principles; Rational expectations; Complexity vs. parsimony; Components of the theory; Citizen; State; System; The theory; Hypotheses; Actor-level hypothesis; Structural hypothesis; Systemic hypotheses; Implications for other theories; Offensive and defensive realism; Trading states and balances of power.
The logic of hegemony Constructivism and socialization; Second-order effects; Conclusion; 3 System, process, and evidence; The European system; 1815 -- 1914; 1919 -- 1939; 1945 -- 1993; Who are the actors?; Data; Capabilities and arms levels: the correlates of war; The balance of ideology: polity; Worldviews and levels of activity: the historians' survey; Interrogating the data; Estimation; Results; Rational expectations; Visualizing systemic incentives; Diagnostic checks; Domestic constraint; Are there more than three systems?; Conclusion; 4 Systems in historic perspective.
Case 1: the polarization of Europe, 1815-834; The Vienna settlement; The liberalization of Britain; The growing liberal challenge; The early 1830s: revolution and schism; Summary; Case 2: the end of American isolation, 1940; The legacy of Versailles; Nazi ideology; German weakness; Initial American indifference; Structural change: Germany's rise; End of isolation; Summary; Case 3: the end of the Cold War, 1985 -- 1990; Introduction; Background; Changing constituencies; The trigger: changing Soviet worldviews; Reaction: red tide's ebb; Partial adjustment: American prudence; Summary; Conclusion.
5 Conclusions and implications into the future?; Sovereignty, terror, proliferation, and deterrence; The rise of China; Democracy; System effects; Systems and forecasts; What is to be done?; Systems and international relations; Appendix A: Theoretical details; The model; Relaxing the unidimensionality assumption; Sympathetic vs. antagonistic states; Analytical results; Realism implies a balance of power; Defensive realism also implies a balance of power; A balance of power does not imply realism; Socialization implies a balance of power; Appendix B: Empirical details.
Nested politics and structural change Derivation; Detailed results; Bibliography; Index.

Table of Contents for: The great powers and the international s