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Author Williams, Kristen.

Title Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons : Why Secondary States Support, Follow, or Challenge
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (274 pages)
Contents Preface; Contributors; 1. The Leader Can't Lead when the Followers Won't Follow: The Limitations of Hegemony -- Neal G. Jesse, Steven E. Lobell, Galia Press-Barnathan, and Kristen P. Williams; Part I: Global Hegemons; 2. Romania's Resistance to the USSR -- Kristen P. Williams; 3. Cuba, Angola, and the Soviet Union -- Jennifer Kibbe; 4. Ireland's Singular Stance: Pursuing Neutrality as a Means to Resist the Hegemon -- Neal G. Jesse; 5. Power Disparities and Strategic Trade: Domestic Consequence of U.S.-Jordan Trade Concessions -- Steven E. Lobell
12. China and Its Neighbors: Too Close for Comfort -- Alexander C. Tan13. South Africa: Benign Hegemony and Resistance -- Stephen F. Burgess; 14. Conclusion -- Christopher Layne; Index
6. Comply or Defy? Following the Hegemon to Market -- Maria Sampanis7. Western Europe, NATO, and the United States: Leash Slipping, Not Leash Cutting -- Galia Press-Barnathan; 8. Pakistan: Anatomy of a Hegemonic Malcontent -- John R. Dreyer; Part II: Regional Hegemons; 9. Resistance Is Útil (Useful): Responses to Brazilian Hegemony -- Nancy D. Lapp; 10. Reacting to Russia: Foreign Relations of the Former Soviet Bloc -- Shale Horowitz and Michael D. Tyburski; 11. South Asia: Conflict, Hegemony, and Power Balancing -- Srini Sitaraman
Summary This book adds a new dimension to the discussion of the relationship between the great powers and the weaker states that align with them--or not. Previous studies have focused on the role of the larger (or super) power and how it manages its relationships with other states, or on how great or major powers challenge or balance the hegemonic state. Beyond Great Powers and Hegemonsseeks to explain why weaker states follow more powerful global or regional states or tacitly or openly resist their goals, and how they navigate their relationships with the hegemon. The authors explore the interests, m
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Subject Great powers.
International relations.
States, Small.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
World politics -- 1989-
Form Electronic book
Author Jesse, Neal
Lobell, Steven
ISBN 0804781109