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Great Powers and International Hierarchy

Authors: McCormack, Daniel

  • Demonstrates that domestic political outcomes are critically mediated by hierarchical institutions
  • Reveals that the particular pattern of hierarchical institutions that emerges in a given time period is a function of a larger great power bargain
  • Provides a framework for understanding hierarchical institutions that will guide research moving forward 
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About this book

Hierarchical relationships—rules that structure both international and domestic politics—are pervasive. Yet we know little about how these relationships are constructed, maintained, and dismantled. This book fills this lacuna through a two-pronged research approach: first, it discusses how great power negotiations over international political settlements both respond to domestic politics within weak states and structure the specific forms that hierarchy takes. Second, it deduces three sets of hypotheses about hierarchy maintenance, construction, and collapse during the post-war era. By offering a coherent theoretical model of hierarchical politics within weaker states, the author is able to answer a number of important questions, including: Why does the United States often ally with autocratic states even though its most enduring relationships are with democracies? Why do autocratic hierarchical relationships require interstate coercion? Why do some hierarchies end violently and others peacefully? Why does hierarchical competition sometimes lead to interstate conflict and sometimes to civil conflict?

About the authors

Daniel McCormack was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His current research focuses on political violence in America.

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Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93976-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Great Powers and International Hierarchy
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93976-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93976-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93975-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 246
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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