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Author Smolnikov, Sergey,
Title Great Power Conduct and Credibility in World Politics / Sergey Smolnikov.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Author Smolnikov, Sergey,
Subject Great powers.
World politics -- 21st century.
International relations.
Description 1 online resource
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 11, 2018).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book seeks to answer one main question: what is the core concern of great powers that streamlines their behavior in the contemporary system of international relations? Building on the examples of the United States, China, Russia, France, and Britain, it tracks both consistency and fluctuations in global power dynamics and great power behavior. The author examines the genesis, causality, and policy implications of decision makers' fixation with retaining a credible image of power in world politics, while exploring how the dynamics of power distribution in international systems modify perceptions of primacy. Drawing on findings from disciplines such as history, economics, social and political psychology, communication theory, philosophy, political science, strategic studies, and above all, from International Relations theory and practice, the volume proposes a novel theory of power credibility, which offers an original explanation of great powers' behavior at the stage of their relative decline."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Intro; Contents; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1 Explanation of Book Structure; Part I: Operationalization, Periodicity, and Pinnacles of Power; Chapter 2: Operationalization of Power; 1 Concerns of Great Powers; 2 Assessing National Power; 3 The Correlates of War and National Capability; 4 US Military Power: Strength Under Question?; 5 Russia's Military Capability and Strategic Rationale; 6 Global Firepower and China's Might; 7 Comprehensive National Power; 8 The National Power Index; 9 Military Alliances; Chapter 3: Measuring Intangibles; 1 Global Competitiveness
2 Government Efficiency3 Global Creativity and Innovation; 4 Soft Primacy; 5 Brands of National Images; 6 Shaping Perceptions; 7 Projecting Power into the Future; 8 Single-Variable Versus Multi-Variable Models of Power; 9 The Global Influence Score; 10 Primacy and Gusto; Chapter 4: Power Periodicity; 1 Conceiving Periodicity; 2 Power Periodicity and Great Powers' Decline; 3 Power and Primacy; 4 Power and Economic Preponderance; Chapter 5: Dynamics of Primacy; 1 Quantifying Preponderance; 2 Asian Economy and Prospects of a New Pax Sinica; 3 Grandeur, Primacy, and "Elan Vital."
4 Shrinking Pendulums and Hegemony5 The Lippmann Syndrome, Structural Shifts, and Burden-Sharing; 6 The Bias of States, Status, and Hegemony; Part II:The Theory of Power Credibility; Chapter 6: Re-examining Modern Realist and Constructivist Concepts of World Politics; 1 Structural Realism; 2 Neoclassical Realism; 3 Perceptions of Power and the Power of Perceptions; 4 Constructivism; 5 The Cultural Perspective; 6 The Centrality of Role Identities; Chapter 7: The Narratives of Power and Credibility; 1 Power as Confidence; 2 The Fourth Dimension of Power; 3 Credibility and Intersubjectivity
4 The Notion of Credibility5 Credibility and Deterrence; 6 Teleology of Credibility; 7 Credibility in International Relations and Strategic Studies; Chapter 8: Distinguishing Credibility; 1 Credibility and Reputation; 2 Resolve and Credibility; 3 Prestige and Credibility; 4 Sustaining Self-Respect; 5 Prestige and Reputation; 6 Mechanisms of Looking Credible; 7 The Power-Credibility Nexus in the Nuclear Era and Information Age; 8 Credibility of Messages and Sources; 9 Measuring Credibility's Value; 10 Judging About Credibility; 11 Anarchy and Veracity
Chapter 9: Conceptualizing Power Credibility1 The Rosenau Theorem; 2 The Theory of Power Credibility and the Patterns of Great Power Conduct; 2.1 Stage I: Power Maximization; 2.2 Stage II: Security Maximization; 2.3 Stage III: Credibility Maximization; 3 The TPC's Essence; 4 Challenges to Credibility; 5 Prerequisites of Conformity; 6 Cognitive Bias; Chapter 10: Six Attributes of Credibility; 1 Attractiveness; 2 Ability to Educate; 3 Ability to Reward; 4 Punishment; 5 Protection; 6 Patronage; 7 Looking Credible, Being Credible; 8 Controversies of Credibility-Centered Policy
ISBN 9783319718859 (electronic bk.)
3319718851 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-71885-9
OCLC # 1034988793
Additional Format Print version: Smolnikov, Sergey. Great Power Conduct and Credibility in World Politics. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] 3319718843 9783319718842 (OCoLC)1007928685

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