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Introduction

David M. Edelstein

in Over the Horizon

Published by Cornell University Press

Published in print September 2017 | ISBN: 9781501707568
Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9781501709449
Introduction

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The introduction establishes the puzzle motivating the book: what explains variation in the strategies that existing powers pursue toward rising great powers? The puzzle is central to international relations theory and also has important implications for contemporary policy questions. The introductory chapter presents a brief abstract of the book’s argument, which focuses on how time horizons and uncertainty affect leaders’ decision-making. The introduction concludes with a roadmap for the rest of the book.

Keywords: international relations; international relations theory; great powers; power transitions; time horizons; uncertainty

Chapter.  4321 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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