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Great Powers and International Hierarchy

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Great Powers and International Hierarchy by Daniel McCormack
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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?

Author Biography

Daniel McCormack was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His current research focuses on political violence in America.
Release date NZ
August 29th, 2018
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2019
Illustrations
20 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 246 p. 20 illus.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
246
ISBN-13
9783319939759
Product ID
28051621

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