9780801477157-0801477158-Hierarchy in International Relations (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

Hierarchy in International Relations (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

ISBN-13: 9780801477157
ISBN-10: 0801477158
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lake, David A.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801477157
ISBN-10: 0801477158
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lake, David A.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lake, David A. wrote Hierarchy in International Relations (Cornell Studies in Political Economy) comprising 248 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801477158 and 9780801477157. Since then Hierarchy in International Relations (Cornell Studies in Political Economy) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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International relations are generally understood as a realm of anarchy in which countries lack any superior authority and interact within a Hobbesian state of nature. In Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake challenges this traditional view, demonstrating that states exercise authority over one another in international hierarchies that vary historically but are still pervasive today.

Revisiting the concepts of authority and sovereignty, Lake offers a novel view of international relations in which states form social contracts that bind both dominant and subordinate members. The resulting hierarchies have significant effects on the foreign policies of states as well as patterns of international conflict and cooperation. Focusing largely on U.S.-led hierarchies in the contemporary world, Lake provides a compelling account of the origins, functions, and limits of political order in the modern international system. The book is a model of clarity in theory, research design, and the use of evidence. Motivated by concerns about the declining international legitimacy of the United States following the Iraq War, Hierarchy in International Relations offers a powerful analytic perspective that has important implications for understanding America's position in the world in the years ahead.

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