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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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

Contents

Introduction The Debate About Decline
1
Power Transitions
25
The British Analogy
49
The Postwar Balance of Power
69
Communist Challengers
115
Allied Challengers
141
The Transformation of Power
173
Domestic Challenges
202
Future Worlds and American Choices
231
NOTES
263
INDKX
293
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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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