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The tragedy of great power politics /

by Mearsheimer, John J.
Additional authors: University of Chicago.
Edition statement:Updated edition. Published by : W.W. Norton & Company, (New York :) , 2014 Physical details: xxi, 561 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780393349276; 0393349276.
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First published as a Norton paperback 2003.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Anarchy and the struggle for power -- Wealth and power -- The primacy of land power -- Strategies for survival -- Great powers in action -- The offshore balancers -- Balancing versus buck-passing -- The causes of great power war -- Can China rise peacefully?

The anarchy of the international system requires states to seek dominance at one another's expense, dooming even peaceful nations to a relentless power struggle. The best survival strategy is to become a regional hegemon and to make sure that no other hegemon emerges elsewhere. He predicts that China will attempt to dominate Asia while the US will be determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.

Text in English.

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