Week 12-2 China Threat (3)

Week 12-2 China Threat (3) - Realist Approaches Theory of...

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Theory of Hegemonic War (Gilpin) Peace prevails when a dominant state’s capabilities enable it to “govern” an international order that it has shaped. Over time, as economic and technological diffusion proceed during eras of peace and development, other states are empowered. Moreover, the burdens of international governance distract the reigning hegemon, and challengers eventually emerge that seek to rewrite the rules of governance. As the power of the challenger rises, the hegemon is tempted to use force to stop it. The expectation in East Asia is an increase in the likelihood for the use of force either by China that would demand for greater influence or by the U.S. that would attempt to head off further decline. Realist Approaches
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Economic Interdependence This This approach highlights the self-interested restraint that might accompany China’s growing economic interdependence and sobering strategic consequences of nuclear weapons. International Institutions
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course POLC 3020 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '10 term at Tulane.

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Week 12-2 China Threat (3) - Realist Approaches Theory of...

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