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Systemic Transitions by William R. Thompson
Book DescriptionWhen do systemic transitions, periods in which the pre-eminence of one state gives way to another, occur? What makes them probable? Do they, or must they, always take the same form?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230608467
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William R. Thompson
Transition Scenarios, Paperback (October 2013)
China's rising status in the global economy alongside recent economic stagnation in Europe and the United States has led to considerable speculation that we are in the early stages of a transition in power relations. The authors take readers through possible scenarios for future relations between China and the United States.
Handbook of International Rivalries, Hardback (October 2011)
Several dramatic changes in international relations at the end of the 20th century seemed to suggest that rivalries (and the conflicts that often result) between states were receding. The question remains therefore - is conflict increasing or decreasing? This title intends to answer that question. It examines roughly 200 strategic rivalries.
Arc of War, Paperback (October 2011)
An exploration of the evolution of warfare in human history. It provides insight into the perennial questions of why and how humans fight. Beginning with the origins of warfare among foraging groups, it draws on empirical data to enhance our understanding of how war began and how it has changed over time.
Causes of War, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by William R. Thompson
To avoid war, one must first understand its causes. Written by two highly regarded scholars - both former Presidents of the International Studies Association - this text provides a comprehensive analysis of the leading theories of both interstate and civil war, along with a discussion of the changing nature of war over time.
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Author Biography - William R. Thompson
WILLIAM R. THOMPSON is Rogers Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, USA. He is the co-author of Strategic Rivalry: Space, Position and Conflict Escalation in World Politics (2007) and co-editor of Globalization as Evolutionary Process: Modeling Global Change (2008).
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