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The alignment strategies of great powers: Managing power asymmetries and structural changes in the international system
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Division of Strategy.
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Division of Strategy.
2022 (English)In: Comparative Strategy, ISSN 0149-5933, E-ISSN 1521-0448, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 97-119Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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AbstractThe article aims to contribute to previous research in two main ways. First, we intervene in the debate on the stability of the present unipolar system by offering an analytical framework and an empirical approach for exploring and categorizing the actual strategies pursued by the major powers in the contemporary international system. In doing so, we present an analysis of how the strategies of the five system-determining states interact and affect the stability of the system. Second, in order to be able to explain why states pursue different strategies, we complement the analytical framework of structural realism with insights from research on Power Transition Theory (PTT). Hereby, we offer a new comprehensive theoretical approach for analyzing how asymmetric power relations affect strategic choices of major powers.

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2022. Vol. 41, no 1, p. 97-119
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War Studies; Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10723DOI: 10.1080/01495933.2021.2017750OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-10723DiVA, id: diva2:1636784
Available from: 2022-02-10 Created: 2022-02-10 Last updated: 2023-01-04Bibliographically approved

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