The Tragedy of Great Power Politics Updated Edition

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics  Updated Edition

"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers ...

Author: John J. Mearsheimer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076240

Category: Political Science

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"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.
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SUMMARY The Tragedy Of Great Power Politics By John J Mearsheimer

SUMMARY   The Tragedy Of Great Power Politics By John J  Mearsheimer

Have you often read such a perspective on recent history? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the tragedy of the politics of the great powers. You will also discover that : all European countries continue to fear German hegemony; the First World War claimed 9 million lives; world War II claimed 50 million lives; the democratization of China is no guarantee against its hegemony; the 19th century was one of the most stable periods in European history; irenicism, or love of peace, can lead to dangerous illusions. It is difficult to escape the tragedy of the politics of the great powers. For the quest to maximize external security to ensure their survival as states necessarily leads nations towards armed competition. Using historical examples and arguments drawn from the theory of international relations, John J. Mearsheimer, professor at the University of Chicago, has updated this classic of international issues, to the delight of readers. His main thesis is that the greatest danger threatening the world is the rise of China. "The Tragedy of Great Power Politics" is a mine of information and gives an uncompromising insight into the relationship between the powers. Have you often read such a perspective on recent history? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
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Résumé - The Tragedy of Great Power Politics de John Mearsheimer Il est difficile d'échapper à la tragédie de la politique des grandes puissances.

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Résumé - The Tragedy of Great Power Politics de John Mearsheimer Il est difficile d'échapper à la tragédie de la politique des grandes puissances. Car la recherche de la maximisation de la sécurité extérieure pour assurer leur survie en tant qu'États entraîne forcément les nations vers la compétition armée. À l'aide d'exemples historiques et d'arguments tirés de la théorie des relations internationales, John J. Mearsheimer, professeur à l'Université de Chicago, a mis à jour ce classique des questions internationales, pour le plus grand plaisir des lecteurs. Sa thèse principale est que le plus grand danger qui menace le monde est la montée en puissance de la Chine. "The Tragedy of Great Power Politics" est une mine d'informations et donne un aperçu sans concession des rapports entre les puissances. Avez-vous souvent lu une telle mise en perspective de l'histoire récente ?En lisant ce résumé, vous découvrirez la tragédie de la politique des grandes puissances.
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Why Leaders Lie

Why Leaders Lie

In Why Leaders Lie, Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits.

Author: John J. Mearsheimer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199792860

Category: Political Science

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For more than two decades, John J. Mearsheimer has been regarded as one of the foremost realist thinkers on foreign policy. Clear and incisive, a fearlessly honest analyst, his coauthored 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, aroused a firestorm with its unflinching look at the making of America's Middle East policy. Now he takes a look at another controversial but understudied aspect of international relations: lying. In Why Leaders Lie, Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits. Drawing on a trove of examples, he argues that leaders often lie for good strategic reasons, so a blanket condemnation is unrealistic and unwise. Yet there are other kinds of deception besides lying, including concealment and spinning. Perhaps no distinction is more important than that between lying to another state and lying to one's own people. Mearsheimer was amazed to discover how unusual interstate lying has been; given the atmosphere of distrust among the great powers, he found that outright deceit is difficult to pull off and thus rarely worth the effort. Plus it sometimes backfires when it does occur. Khrushchev lied about the size of the Soviet missile force, sparking an American build-up. Eisenhower got caught lying about U-2 spy flights in 1960, which scuttled an upcoming summit with Krushchev. Leaders more often mislead their own publics, sometimes with damaging consequences. Though the reasons may be noble--Franklin Roosevelt, for example, lied to the American people about German U-boats attacking the destroyer Greer in 1940, to build a case for war against Hitler-they can easily lead to disaster, as with the Bush administration's falsehoods about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. There has never been a sharp analysis of international lying. Now a leading expert fills the gap with a richly informed and powerfully argued book.
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The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

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Author: Mearsheimer

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780393323962 9780393978391 .
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The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

A decade after the end of the Cold War, both policy makers and academics foresee a new era of peace and prosperity, an era when democracy, open trade, and mutual trust will join hands to banish war from the globe.

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A decade after the end of the Cold War, both policy makers and academics foresee a new era of peace and prosperity, an era when democracy, open trade, and mutual trust will join hands to banish war from the globe. With insight worthy of The Prince, John Mearsheimer exposes the truth behind this idyllic illusion: in a world where no international authority reigns above states, great powers invariably seek to gain power at each other's expense and to establish themselves as the dominant state.
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The Israel Lobby and U S Foreign Policy

The Israel Lobby and U S  Foreign Policy

Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy.

Author: John J. Mearsheimer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429932821

Category: Political Science

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The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy. Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt deepen and expand their argument and confront recent developments in Lebanon and Iran. They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argues that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds. This exceptional relationship is due largely to the political influence of a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. Mearsheimer and Walt provocatively contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America's posture throughout the Middle East—in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, and toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America's national interest nor Israel's long-term interest. The lobby's influence also affects America's relationship with important allies and increases dangers that all states face from global jihadist terror. Writing in The New York Review of Books, Michael Massing declared, "Not since Foreign Affairs magazine published Samuel Huntington's ‘The Clash of Civilizations?' in 1993 has an academic essay detonated with such force." The publication of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy is certain to widen the debate and to be one of the most talked-about books in foreign policy.
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