Great Power Conduct and Credibility in World Politics By Sergey Smolnikov
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 316 Pages | ISBN : 3319718843 | 3.39 MB
This book seeks to answer one main question: what is the core concern of great powers that streamlines their behavior in the contemporary system of international relations? Building on the examples of the United States, China, Russia, France, and Britain, it tracks both consistency and fluctuations in global power dynamics and great power behavior. The author examines the genesis, causality, and policy implications of decision makers’ fixation with retaining a credible image of power in world politics, while exploring how the dynamics of power distribution in international systems modify perceptions of primacy.