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TitleMajor powers and the quest for status in international politics : Global and regional perspectives / edited by Thomas J. Volgy [and others]
ImprintNew York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition 1st ed
Descript xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


"This book addresses the importance of the status dimension of major powers, the potential for status competition between them, and the aspirations of regional powers to become major global powers. The authors propose a new method of assessing the extent to which both major global powers and regional powers are attributed status, whether or not such status attribution results in status underachievement or overachievement (status inconsistency), and through a variety of cases, explore the consequences of status inconsistencies for international politics. The foundational chapters are supplemented with chapters focusing on individual cases that demonstrate the status concerns of both major global powers and key regional powers"-- Provided by publisher


Major power status in international politics -- The United States as global leader, global power, and status: Consistent power? -- USSR/Russian Federation's major power status inconsistencies -- The power and politics of recognition: Status in China's foreign relations -- French power-seeking and overachievement -- Japan as an underachiever: Major power status in climate change politics -- Identifying regional powers and their status -- Brazil: Major power in the making? -- India: A major power in the making -- Status and the future of international politics

Great powers International relations World politics -- 21st century

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