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J. Patrick Rhamey, Jr. is Associate Professor in the Department of International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute. His publications include work on the behaviours of major and regional powers, comparative regionalism, and the international politics of sport.
Tadeusz “Tad” Kugler is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Roger Williams University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and Politics at Claremont Graduate University. His publications focus on the economic and demographic foundations of growth and their connection to international power and the dynamics of recovery after war.
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About the Authors
Chapter 1 A Hierarchical Approach
Chapter 2 Concepts and Measures
Part 1: Conflict
Chapter 3 International Conflict
Chapter 4 Rivalries and Alliances
Chapter 5 Intrastate Conflicts
Chapter 6 The Cold War
Part 2: Cooperation
Chapter 7 Organizational Formation & Evolution
Chapter 8 Regionalization and Trade
Chapter 9 Development and Globalization
Chapter 10 Contemporary Regional Orders in the American Imperium
Part 3: Key Issues Confronting the 21st Century
Chapter 11 Deterrence and the Potential for Great-Power War
Chapter 12 Liberalism and the Democratic Peace
Chapter 13 Lessons for the American Imperium in the Decline of the British Empire
Chapter 14 American Decline, Chinese Rise, and the Unexpected Future
Power, Space, and Time is a unique combination of textbook and secondary resource. Rhamey (Virginia Military Institute) and Kugler (Roger Williams Univ.) shed light on important concepts and apply them to the evolving international relations of the 21st century. The authors divide the discussion into three parts—"Conflict," "Cooperation," "Key Issues Confronting the Twenty-First Century"—each with four succinct chapters. In the first sections, they analyze and illustrate the nature of conflict and cooperation and provide discussion questions and elaborate on key terms. This analysis provides the basis for the last section, which concludes with a chapter titled "American Decline, Chinese Rise, and an Unexpected Future." This volume also includes a glossary, a 20-page notes section, and a thorough bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.— Choice Reviews
This is a book that takes seriously the idea that anarchy and hierarchy coexist in world politics. It offers both theory and case material to help readers comprehend the balance between the two main concepts as played out in world politics.— Patrick James, University of Southern California
Rhamey and Kugler apply a unifying theoretical lens (about hierarchy in world politics) to motivate discussions of international conflict, international cooperation, and future challenges and past lessons. They knit together what we know about the structure of the international system and the sources of power within states to present arguments about a wide range of IR activity. An excellent book for an upper-level IR theory course.— Douglas Lemke, Pennsylvania State University
- Explores hierarchy as a key underlying factor in international politics but presents it at an undergraduate level.
- Examines state behaviour across the conflict-cooperation continuum rather than focusing on a narrower selection of empirical outcomes (such as only war or only economic integration).
- Presents theoretical material in a way that ties it to real-world examples and relates that material in a way that makes it practically relevant to contemporary foreign policy, using simulations to re-enforce that relevance.
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Instructor's Manual. For each chapter, this valuable resource provides a variety of tools such as lecture outlines, student learning objectives, discussion questions, and other resources to simplify classroom preparation.