Allies as Rivals: The U.S., Europe and Japan in a Changing World-System

Allies as Rivals: The U.S., Europe and Japan in a Changing World-System

By: Faruk Tabak (author)Paperback

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This book traces the dynamics of international rivalry from the late 1970s up through the present. Among the members of the dominant North political discord has become prominent recently in debates ranging from the Balkan Wars to the Second Gulf War. Yet a wide array of disputes--launching of global positioning systems to steel imports--have shattered the semblance of unity and cooperation among the members of the North, the triad of Europe, U.S., and east Asia. The book explores the subversive ways in which the configuration of economic networks in east Asia are subtly leaving their mark on the structure of the world-system. Also addressed are the ramifications on the South of this sharpening rivalry and, more importantly, whether this round of imperial rivalry will eventually give way, as previously in history, to new forms of international domination.

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Faruk Tabak is assistant professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.


Acknowledgements. Faruk Tabak, "Introduction: Hegemony, rivalry, and the trajectory of the world-system" Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Bush regime and the collapse of the postwar geopolitical structures" Giovanni Arrighi, "Rough road to empire" Thomas Reifer, Christopher Chase-Dunn and Andrew Jorgenson, "The US trajectory: Quantitative and historical reflections" Peter Gowan, "The trans-Atlantic conflict over primacy" Ravi Arvind Palat, "Japan: Signs of empire, empire of signs?" John Gulick, "Rising intra-core rivalry and the US' East Asian turn" Aaglar Keyder, "Europe as alternative empire: a view from the periphery" Keith Nurse, "Hegemonic rivalry and the periphery: The case of the trans-Atlantic banana wars" John R. McNeill, "The great powers and the global Environment in the twentieth century" Contributors Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781594511226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781594511226
  • weight: 317
  • ISBN10: 1594511225

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