Bound To Lead: The Changing Nature Of American Power

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Basic Books, Aug 6, 1991 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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Is America still Number 1? A leading scholar of international politics and former State Department official takes issue with Paul Kennedy and others and clearly demonstrates that the United States is still the dominant world power, with no challenger in sight. But analogies about decline only divert policy makers from creating effective strategies for the future, says Nye. The nature of power has changed. The real-and unprecedented-challenge is managing the transition to growing global interdependence.

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Bound to lead: the changing nature of American power

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Nye, an eminent scholar of international relations and author of Nuclear Ethics ( LJ 5/1/86), joins the debate on the decline of American power with a blend of contemporary policy analysis and ... Read full review


Introduction The Debate About Decline
Power Transitions
The British Analogy
The Postwar Balance of Power
Communist Challengers
Allied Challengers
The Transformation of Power
Domestic Challenges
Future Worlds and American Choices

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Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration. He is the author of several books, including The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone and Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. PublicAffairs also published his political thriller, The Power Game.

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