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War, Peace and Hegemony in a Globalized World: The Changing Balance of Power in the twenty-first Century

Edited by Chandra Chari

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the attack on the World Trade Center shook up the international system which had been in place for four decades after the Second World War. The emergence of the United States as the sole superpower, and the unilateralist propensities in its actions in the international arena, have given rise to a debate on the nature of hegemony and the need to work towards a more equitable international order in the twenty-first century. This book focuses on how the US could adapt its foreign-policy initiatives to fit in with the growing aspirations of a multipolar world for a more balanced international order.

Part I presents analyses of global perspectives on war, peace and hegemony, and the role of the United States. In Part II, each region of the world is examined in the context of the unfolding processes of globalization; the various ways in which economic and socio-political organizations are impacting inter- and intra-regionally; and the role of the United States vis-à-vis the individual countries and regions.

Routledge in association with The Book Review Literary Trust , New Delhi , 2008, pp. 235, ISBN No. 978-0-415-43577-2 , 00.00    

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