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Grand Strategies of Weak States and Great Powers
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Grand Strategies of Weak States and Great Powers
von: Hanna Samir Kassab
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
ISBN: 9783319704043
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  Acknowledgments 6  
  Contents 7  
  List of Figures 9  
  List of Tables 10  
  Chapter 1: Introduction 11  
     Theoretical Framework: Research Design and Hypothesis Testing 14  
        Overview 14  
        Theoretical Framework 16  
        Theory Building 20  
        Hypothesis and Variables 22  
        Theoretical Expectation and Potential Predictability 25  
     Chapter Outline 26  
     Conclusions 29  
     References 30  
  Part I: Theory Building 32  
     Chapter 2: Grand Strategies of States in Anarchy: Prestige and Self-Determination 34  
        Introduction 34  
        Grand Strategies Defined 35  
        Grand Strategies of States Great and Weak 40  
           Balance of Power and Prestige 41  
           Playing the Field: Weak State Grand Strategy 43  
        Game of Go International System Explained 47  
           Transactions Between Great Powers and Weak States: A Key Systemic-Creating Force 50  
        Conclusion 56  
        References 57  
     Chapter 3: Balance of World-Systems and Neoempire 60  
        World-Systems and the Network of Elites, the Psychopaths of Neoempire 61  
           Wealth Makes Power, Power Makes Wealth: Neoempire Development 65  
        Classical Empire and Neoempire Compared 70  
           Classical Empire 70  
           Neoempire: United States and Soviet Union During the Cold War 74  
           Why Hegemony Is an Incomplete Concept 84  
        Conclusions 85  
        References 86  
     Chapter 4: Systems-Creation and Competition 89  
        Introduction 89  
        The Structure of the International System: Transactions Between Grand Strategies 90  
           Structures 91  
           Units 94  
           Transactions 96  
           Synthesis 100  
        Systemic Practice and the Diffusion of Psychopathy 102  
        Putting the Pieces Back Together: The International System Redefined 108  
        Conclusions 113  
        References 114  
  Part II: Case Studies 117  
     Chapter 5: The Global South and the Neoempires of the United States and China 119  
        Introduction 119  
        Battle of the Banks: Global Political Infrastructure and Neoempire 120  
        New Development Bank and Coal: Finance, Energy, and Neoempire1 125  
        Chinese Neoempire: Competing Against the United States 129  
        Core-Periphery Dependency Networks in China’s Neoempire: Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Zambia 133  
        Bandwagoning for Profit and Systemic Change: Neoempire Building 136  
        Conclusions 143  
        References 144  
     Chapter 6: Neoempires Under Construction: The European Union and Eurasian Union 148  
        Supranationalism As Systemic Practice: History of the European Union and Eurasian Union 149  
        Weakness of Unions: Weak States, Playing the Field, and Complementarity1 153  
           Ukraine and Armenia: Appreciating Constraints 154  
           Greece As Europe’s Trojan Horse 157  
        The European Union and Russia: Neoempire in Action2 160  
        Conclusion 164  
        References 165  
  Part III: Cognitive Theory 167  
     Chapter 7: States As Psychopaths 168  
        Introduction 168  
        The State As the Subject/Patient 170  
        Realists As Psychoanalysts and Diagnosing States 173  
        Examining Self-Destructive Behavior: The Security Dilemma 176  
        Determining Criteria for the Psychopathic State: Incorporating the Contributions of Michael Stone 177  
        States As the Psychopath or Having Psychotic Traits 181  
        Conclusions and Contributions to the Field of International Relations 186  
        References 188  
     Chapter 8: Two Choices: War or Peace 190  
        Money Is Power: The Production of Domestic Political Systems1 191  
        Option 1: Systemic Change Through War and Violence 194  
        Option 2: Global Social Movements and Prospects for Change 206  
        The Politics of Forgiveness: A Global Framework for Reconciliation 210  
        Concluding Remarks 215  
        References 216  
  Chapter 9: Conclusion 219  
     International Relations Theory: States and Humans 220  
     Scholarly Contribution and Goals 224  
     Final Words 226  
     References 227  
  References 229  
  Index 244  

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