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The Balance of Power - Stability in International Systems (Hardcover, New): Emerson M. S. Niou, Peter C. Ordeshook, Gregory F....

The Balance of Power - Stability in International Systems (Hardcover, New)

Emerson M. S. Niou, Peter C. Ordeshook, Gregory F. Rose

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One of the fundamental issues of international relations concerns whether, and under what conditions, stability prevails in anarchic systems--systems in which all authority and institutional restraints to action are wholly endogenous. This book uses the tools provided by contemporary game theory to develop a comprehensive theory of such systems and details both necessary and sufficient conditions for stability. The authors first define two forms of stability--system and resource stability. International political systems are said to be stable when no state confronts the possibility of a loss of sovereignty. Resource stability, in contrast, requires that the current distribution of wealth and power among states can change only due to differences in the vitality of economics. The theory developed in this book refines the classic balance of power theory and formally incorporates into that theory the consideration of endogenous resource growth, preventive war, war costs, and the imperatives of geography, revealing a fundamental conflict between the concepts of "balancers" and "central powers."

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 1989
First published: 1989
Authors: Emerson M. S. Niou • Peter C. Ordeshook • Gregory F. Rose
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-37471-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > General
LSN: 0-521-37471-5
Barcode: 9780521374712

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