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The Fall of Great Powers: Stability, Peace and Legitimacy
(1993, NS 87)
The Norwegian Nobel Committee
June 21-23, Tromsö, Norway
Proceedings: Geir Lundestad: The Fall of Great Powers (1994) Scandinavian University Press, Oslo, Norway


ISBN 82-00-21922-4 (hardback)
ISBN 82-00-03947-1 (paperback)

   
Table of Contents  
Contributors vii
Introduction
Geir Lundestad
xi
Part I: The Fall of Great Powers in a Long-Term Historical Perspective
Introductory Historical Commentary
William H. McNeill
3
Great Powers and Empires: Historical Mechanisms of their Making and Breaking
Imanuel Geiss
23
Part II: The Fall of Great Powers: Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy
The Fall of Great Britain: Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy
Zara Steiner
47
The Fall of Austria-Hungary: Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy
Istvan Deak
81
The Fall of Germany: Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy
Wolfgang J. Mommsen
103
The Fall of Empires - Russia and the Soviet Union
Alec Nove.
125
The Fall of the Soviet Union: Peace, Stability and Legitimacy
Alexandr O. Chubarian
147
The Collapse of the Soviet Union: Leadership, Elites, and Legitimacy
Vladislav M. Zubok
157
The End of the Cold War and the Future of American Power
Aaron L. Friedberg
175
The "Fall" of the United States:Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy
Susan Strange
197
Part III: Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy in Africa: The Factor of Colonialism and Neocolonialism
J.F. Ade Ajayi.
215
Empires and Anti-empires: Asia in World Politics
Wang Gungwu
235
The Superpowers in the Middle East: Cold War and Post-Cold-War Policies
Carol R. Saivetz
259
Part IV: Are Democratic States Always Peaceful Towards One Another?
The Voice of the People: Political Theorists on the International Implications of Democracy
Michael W. Doyle
283
Part V: Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy: Some Speculations about the Future
The Cycle of Great Powers: Has it Finally Been Broken?
Robert Gilpin
313
Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy, 1990-2025/2050
Immanuel Wallerstein
331
Peace, Legitimacy, and the Post-Cold-War World: Where Do We Go From Here?
John Lewis Gaddis
351
Part VI: Conclusions
Conclusions
Paul Kennedy
371
The Fall of Empires: Peace. Stability, and Legitimacy
Geir Lundestad
383
Index 403

 

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