Balance of Power in World History

Editors: Kaufman, S., Little, R., Wohlforth, W. (Eds.)

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The balance of power is one of the most influential ideas in international relations, yet it has never been comprehensively examined in pre-modern or non-European contexts. This book redresses this imbalance. The authors present eight new case studies of balancing and balancing failure in pre-modern and non-European international systems.

About the authors

WILLIAM J. BRENNER Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA DANIEL DEUDNEY Associate Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA ARTHUR M. ECKSTEIN Professor of History, University of Maryland at College Park, USA VICTORIA TIN-BOR HUI Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA CHARLES JONES Reader in the History of International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK DAVID KANG Associate Professor of Government, and Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Director, Center for International Business, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, USA

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'[...] the authors have addressed a crucially and lamentably under-researched area, and done a very good job in bringing material into the light that will generate a great deal of positive debate both within realism and outside it.' - Professor Michael Sheehan, University of Wales Swansea, UK

'...a welcome addition to the growing body of interdisciplinary research in the history of world politics.' Lucas Freire, Political Studies Review


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Balance and Hierarchy in International Systems

    Wohlforth, William C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Balancing and Balancing Failure in Biblical Times: Assyria and the Ancient Middle Eastern System, 900–600 BCE

    Kaufman, Stuart J. (et al.)

    Pages 22-46

  • The Greek City-States in the Fifth Century BCE: Persia and the Balance of Power

    Little, Richard

    Pages 47-70

  • Intra-Greek Balancing, the Mediterranean Crisis of c. 201-200 BCE, and the Rise of Rome

    Eckstein, Arthur M.

    Pages 71-98

  • The Forest and the King of Beasts: Hierarchy and Opposition in Ancient India (c. 600–232 BCE)

    Brenner, William J.

    Pages 99-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Balance of Power in World History
Editors
  • S. Kaufman
  • R. Little
  • W. Wohlforth
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59168-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230591684
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-50710-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-50711-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 279
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