The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

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Paperback, W W Norton & Co Inc, 2014, ISBN13 9780393349276, ISBN10 0393349276
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Explaining his theory of "offensive realism," the University of Chicago professor of political science discusses the methods used by states to ensure their survival through military strength and regional dominance.

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Explaining his theory of "offensive realism," the University of Chicago professor of political science discusses the methods used by states to ensure their survival through military strength and regional dominance.

The update of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? To John J. Mearsheimer, great power politics are tragic because the anarchy of the international system requires states to seek dominance at one another's expense, dooming even peaceful nations to a relentless power struggle. The best survival strategy in this dangerous world is to become a regional hegemon-- like the United States in the Western Hemisphere--and to make sure that no other hegemon emerges elsewhere. In a new concluding chapter, Mearsheimer examines the course of Sino-American relations should China continue its ascent to greater economic and military power. He predicts that China will attempt to dominate Asia while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to contain China. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.

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Number of Pages: 561
Original Languages: English
Author: Mearsheimer, John J.
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-13: 9780393349276
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.25 x 1.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0393349276
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