After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy

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Princeton University Press, Feb 28, 2005 - Political Science - 320 pages
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This book is a comprehensive study of cooperation among the advanced capitalist countries. Can cooperation persist without the dominance of a single power, such as the United States after World War II? To answer this pressing question, Robert Keohane analyzes the institutions, or "international regimes," through which cooperation has taken place in the world political economy and describes the evolution of these regimes as American hegemony has eroded. Refuting the idea that the decline of hegemony makes cooperation impossible, he views international regimes not as weak substitutes for world government but as devices for facilitating decentralized cooperation among egoistic actors. In the preface the author addresses the issue of cooperation after the end of the Soviet empire and with the renewed dominance of the United States, in security matters, as well as recent scholarship on cooperation.

 

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User Review  - Bretzky1 - LibraryThing

With After Hegemony Robert O. Keohane attempts to explain why the standard Realist assumption of the existence of international discord in the absence of a hegemonic power might not be the future we ... Read full review

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[Disclaimer: This is a snapshot of my thoughts on this book after just reading it. This is not meant to serve as a summary of main/supporting points or a critique – only as some words on how I engaged ... Read full review

Contents

Theories Of Cooperation And International Regimes
47
Hegemony And Cooperation In Practice
133
Conclusion
241
Bibliography
260
Index
281
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