Braumoeller, Bear F. (2012) The great powers and the international system :systemic theory in empirical perspective Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press,MLA Citation
Braumoeller, Bear F. The Great Powers And The International System: Systemic Theory In Empirical Perspective. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. Print.
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The great powers and the international system : systemic theory in empirical perspective /
Bear F. Braumoeller, Ohio State University.
|Main Author:||Braumoeller, Bear F.|
|Published:||Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2012.|
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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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.