Lecture 11 - HegemonyandEmpire I.HegemonicSystems Sourceoforder E.H.Carr,20YearsCrisis(1939 PaulKennedy,(1986 USindecline R.Gilpin,

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Hegemony and Empire I. Hegemonic Systems In between empire and anarchy Concentration of power Source of order Thucydides Sparta hegemon faced with decline E. H. Carr,  20 Years Crisis  (1939) Paul Kennedy,  Rise and Fall of the Great Powers   (1986) US in decline R. Gilpin,  War and Change in World Politics   (1981) Change Delineates 2 types of change II. Change & Hegemonic Succession a. Types of Change: System and Systemic System: Type of unit is altered in some way Borders of system are changed Systemic change: Not a change from one box to another, change from one  hegemon to another hegemon Hegemonic Succession b. Hegemonic rule and Leadership What does the hegemon do?
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Provides collective goods, rules, institutions Pax Brittanica: 1815-1914 Britain was hegemonic power Interregrum 1919-1939 20 years crisis Period that culminates in the great depression Britain unable to underwrite the rules and provide the collective goods US unprepared to step forward at this time Pax America: 1945-? US steps up to create institutions that create great prosperity/peace c. Succession Equilibrium Capacities and power of hegemon are matched to its role Has enough power to be a hegemon Differential rates of growth   Redistribution of power Disequilibrium Hegemon no longer in possession of capacities to underwrite role Crisis  resolution of crisis Typically takes the form of hegemonic war, back to equilibrium
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d. Disjuncture and Contradiction When disjuncture or contradiction gets large enough, war results III. Causes of Decline and Over-extension a. Exogenous
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Lecture 11 - HegemonyandEmpire I.HegemonicSystems Sourceoforder E.H.Carr,20YearsCrisis(1939 PaulKennedy,(1986 USindecline R.Gilpin,

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