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The Unipolar World
An Unbalanced Future
 
 
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06 Jun 2007
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9781403970305
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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.


Description

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.


Reviews

'The Unipolar World is simplythe most comprehensive and powerfulstudy to date of international politics in the post-Cold War era. To understand the workings of thisunprecedented structural-systemic epoch, the authors advance a new strand ofrealismbased onthe macroeconomic theory of price leadership. The book is rich in theoreticalinsights, hypothesis generation and testing, and policy relevance and guidance. Practitioners and theoristsof international relationsshould carefullyread this book.'
- Randall Schweller, Professor of International Relations, The Ohio State University


Contents

Introduction - Unbalanced Unipolarity
Realism, Balancing, and Unipolarity
State Behavior in a Unipolar System
Unipolarity and Balancing in History
Behavior of the Unipole: 1991-2004
Behavior of the Others: 1991-2004
Impact of Unipolarity on Stability and State Behavior
Conclusion - An Unbalanced Future


Authors

MAJOR THOMAS S. MOWLE is an Associate Professor of political science at the United States Air Force Academy, USA. He served in the Strategy, Plans, and Assessment Division, Headquarters Multinational Force-Iraq, Baghdad, from August to December 2004. He is the author of Allies at Odds: The United States and the European Union, Palgrave, 2004.

DAVID SACKO is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, USA.