Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory: Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared

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This book discusses the rise of polarity as a key concept in International Relations Theory. Since the end of the Cold War, until at least the end of 2010, there has been a wide consensus shared by American academics, political commentators and policy makers: the world was unipolar and would remain so for some time. By contrast, outside the US, a multipolar interpretation prevailed. This volume explores this contradiction and questions the Neorealist claim that polarity is the central structuring element of the ...

Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory: Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared 2016, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9783319426518

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