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Title Major powers and the quest for status in international politics / edited by Thomas J. Volgy ... [and others]
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

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Description xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Evolutionary processes in world politics
Evolutionary processes in world politics series.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Section One: Major Global Powers and Their Status * Major Power Status Attribution: Conceptual and Methodological Issues -- Thomas J. Volgy, Renato Corbetta, Keith Grant, and Ryan Baird * Global Leader, Global Power, Status Consistent Power: The United States -- William R. Thompson * From Underachiever to Overachiever, and Where to Now: Russia as a Major Power -- Maria Raquel Freire * From Regional Player to Overachieving Major Power: China -- Yong Deng * The Ups and Downs of Major Power Status: France -- Bertrand Badie * Section Two: Regional Powers, Status, and Aspirations for the Global Stage * Regional Powers and Their Status: Further Conceptual and Methodological Issues -- Thomas J. Volgy, Renato Corbetta, Keith Grant, and Ryan Baird * South American Regional Order: the Growth of Brazil as a Regional Power -- Monica Herz * Regional Power Development in a Space Thick with Competing Powers: India -- Rajesh Bashrur * Regional Power Development in High Conflict Geopolitical Space: Iran and its Competitors * Developing Regional Power Capacity: South Africa * Section 3: Conclusions: The Struggle for World Order and the Future of International Politics -- Thomas J. Volgy, Renato Corbetta, Keith Grant, and Ryan Baird
Summary "This book addresses the importance of the status dimension of major powers, the potential for status competition between them, and the aspirations of regional powers to become major global powers. The authors propose a new method of assessing the extent to which both major global powers and regional powers are attributed status, whether or not such status attribution results in status underachievement or overachievement (status inconsistency), and through a variety of cases, explore the consequences of status inconsistencies for international politics. The foundational chapters are supplemented with chapters focusing on individual cases that demonstrate the status concerns of both major global powers and key regional powers"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Great powers.
International relations.
World politics -- 21st century.
Author Volgy, Thomas J.
LC no. 2010049112
ISBN 9780230104648 hardback
0230104649 hardback