Aufstieg und Fall großer Mächte

Roman

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Author: Tom Rachman

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423424702

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Freundschaft, Liebe und Mut sind die wahren Koordinaten des Lebens Tooly Zylberberg liebt Tee, lange Spaziergänge und den Buchladen ›World’s End‹ in einem kleinen walisischen Städtchen, dessen stolze, wenn auch nicht gewinnbringende Besitzerin sie ist. Tooly hütet nicht nur tausende Bücher, sondern auch eine Fülle von Geheimnissen, ihre eigene Vergangenheit betreffend, die sie selbst nicht alle kennt. Als sie klein war, hatte ihr Vater sie entführt und war mit ihr durch die Welt gezogen, während ihre Mutter Chaos verbreitete, wo immer sie auftauchte. Doch waren da noch Humphrey, der griesgrämige Russe, der Bücher über alles liebte, und Venn, Sarahs Liebhaber, ebenso charismatisch wie egozentrisch, dessen Weltsicht Tooly für immer prägen sollte. Ein Dreieck, in dem Tooly versuchte, Grund unter die Füße zu bekommen, während das Leben sie durch die Luft wirbelte. Tooly fiel durch alle Netze und Raster – und doch wird sie am Ende ankommen in einem Leben, das das ihre ist. Ein großartig verdichteter Roman, in dem der Mut, sich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen, leuchtet wie ein helles Licht.

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307773566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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Author: Riley Quinn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351351575

Category:

Page: N.A

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Paul Kennedy owes a great deal to the editor who persuaded him to add a final chapter to this study of the factors that contributed to the rise and fall of European powers since the age of Spain's Philip II. This tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked into the future. Pondering whether the United States would ultimately suffer the same decline as every imperium that preceded it, it was this chapter that made The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers a dinner party talking point in Washington government circles. In so doing, it elevated Kennedy to the ranks of public intellectuals whose opinions were canvassed on matters of state policy. From a strictly academic point of view, the virtues of Kennedy's work lie elsewhere, and specifically in his flair for asking the sort of productive questions that characterize a great problem-solver. Kennedy's work is an example of an increasingly rare genre - a work of comparative history that transcends the narrow confines of state- and era-specific studies to identify the common factors that underpin the successes and failures of highly disparate states. Kennedy's prime contribution is the now-famous concept of 'imperial overstretch, ' the idea that empires fall largely because the military commitments they acquire during the period of their rise ultimately become too much to sustain once they lose the economic competitive edge that had projected them to dominance in the first place. Earlier historians may have glimpsed this central truth, and even applied it in studies of specific polities, but it took a problem-solver of Kennedy's ability to extend the analysis convincingly across half a millennium.

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

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Author: Tom Rachman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787475476

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2006

'Ingenious' New York Times 'Mesmerising' The Times 'Loveable' Evening Standard Nine-year-old Tooly is spirited away from Bangkok by a seductive group of outsiders who take her from city to city across the globe. At twenty, she is wandering the streets of Manhattan with a scribbled-on map, scamming strangers for her shadowy protector, Venn. Now, aged thirty-one, she runs a second-hand bookshop on the Welsh borders and has found peace with her strange upbringing - until she's called to return to New York to see her dying father. Warm, hilarious and fizzing with intelligence, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers is a masterpiece about the search for identity.

Die Unperfekten

Roman

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Author: Tom Rachman

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423409002

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Ein zutiefst menschlicher Roman über eine liebenswerte Truppe von Lebens- und Überlebenskünstlern Was, wenn ein Zeitungserbe seinem Basset mehr Interesse entgegenbringt als dem Schicksal seines Blattes? Was wird aus der unglückseligen Ruby (alleinstehend, immer auf der Suche nach dem Mann fürs Leben)? Aus Ed, der gefeuert wird und sich an der zuständigen Sachbearbeiterin (alleinerziehend, drei Kinder und keine Zeit für die Liebe) rächt? Aus der Chefredakteurin Kathleen (verheiratet mit einem Weichei und verliebt in einen anderen)? Und aus Lloyd, der, einsam wie ein Straßenhund, aus Not eine Story erfindet und auffliegt? Rachmans wunderbar hintergründiger, ernst-komischer Gesellschaftsroman über eine internationale Tageszeitung und ihre Macher in Rom ist von bezwingender Leichtigkeit und ein Panoptikum unserer Zeit.»Dieser Roman von Tom Rachman ist so gut, dass ich ihn zweimal lesen musste – einfach, um zu begreifen, wie er das hingekriegt hat, wie einer, der gerade mal fünfunddreißig ist, ein derartiges Gespür für Menschen und ihre Schwächen haben kann.« Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review

Der Aufstieg der Anderen

das postamerikanische Zeitalter

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Author: Fareed Zakaria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886809172

Category: East and West

Page: 303

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Der Verfasser erklärt in seinem Buch, warum wir am Beginn eines neuen, postamerikanischen Zeitalters stehen und dennoch auf eine starke Rolle der USA unter ihrem neuen Präsidenten Barack Obama angewiesen sind.

Korea's Future and The Great Powers

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Author: Nicholas Eberstadt,Nick Eberstadt,Richard J Ellings

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295981291

Category: History

Page: 361

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The eventual reunification of the Korean Peninsula will send political and economic reverberations throughout Northeast Asia and will catalyze the struggle over a new regional order among the four great powers of the Pacific—Russia, China, Japan, and the United States. Korea’s Future and the Great Powers addresses the vital issues of how to achieve a stable political order in a unified Korea, how to finance Korean economic reconstruction, and how to link Korea into a cooperative framework of international diplomatic relations.

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

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Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141983833

Category: History

Page: 464

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Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime force have always been bound up with its economic growth. In doing so, he contributes significantly to the centuries-long debate between 'continental' and 'maritime' schools of strategy over Britain's policy in times of war. Setting British naval history within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategic considerations, he offers a fresh approach to one of the central questions in British history. A new introduction extends his analysis into the twenty-first century and reflects on current American and Chinese ambitions for naval mastery. 'Excellent and stimulating' Correlli Barnett 'The first scholar to have set the sweep of British Naval history against the background of economic history' Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'By far the best study that has ever been done on the subject ... a sparkling and apt quotation on practically every page' Daniel A. Baugh, International History Review 'The best single-volume study of Britain and her naval past now available to us' Jon Sumida, Journal of Modern History

The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire"

Power and Its Limits in Comparative Perspective

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Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199646104

Category: History

Page: 208

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The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire" explores the rapidly growing literature on the rise and fall of the United States. Lundestad argues that after 1945 the US has definitely been the most dominant power the world has seen. Now, however, he argues the US is in decline, its economic growth is slow and its debt is rising rapidly.

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

The Rise and Fall of World Orders

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Author: Torbjørn L. Knutsen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719040580

Category: History

Page: 324

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Drawing in lessons from 400 years of Great-Power politics, this volume challenges both the "declinist" arguments and the overstretched hypothesis of Paul Kennedy to develop an alternative approach to the debate on the rise and fall of the Great Powers. The first half of the book compares the Spanish, Dutch and the First and Second British world orders. It identifies their common features in order to find the most salient causes for their rise as world powers, and the most probable reasons for their decline. The second half of the book addresses the American world order in the 20th century, from Pax Americana to the End of US Hegemony. The author sees the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of the US as evidence of the role played by normative dimensions, commonly underestimated in International Relations analysis. Theoretically challenging, Knutsen's volume provides a fresh approach to debates in international relations aimed at both students and scholars.

Revolution and World Politics

The Rise and Fall of the Sixth Great Power

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Author: Fred Halliday

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349277029

Category: History, Modern

Page: 402

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The relation of revolutions to international relations is central to modern history. Revolutions have, as much as war or nationalism, shaped the development of world politics. Equally, revolutions have been, in cause, ideology and consequence, international events. By putting the international politics of revolution centre stage, Fred Halliday's book makes a major contribution to the understanding of both revolution and world politics.

Die Gabe

Roman

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Author: Naomi Alderman

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364121985X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Es sind scheinbar gewöhnliche Alltagsszenen: ein nigerianisches Mädchen am Pool. Die Tochter einer Londoner Gangsterfamilie. Eine US-amerikanische Politikerin. Doch sie alle verbindet ein Geheimnis: Von heute auf morgen haben Frauen weltweit die Gabe – sie können mit ihren Händen starke elektrische Stromstöße aussenden. Ein Ereignis, das die Machtverhältnisse und das Zusammenleben aller Menschen unaufhaltsam, unwiederbringlich und auf schmerzvolle Weise verändern wird.

Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony

The World Order Since 1500

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Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134157053

Category: History

Page: 288

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This timely book provides a general overview of Great Power politics and world order from 1500 to the present. Jeremy Black provides several historical case-studies, each of which throws light on both the power in question and the international system of the period, and how it had developed from the preceding period. The point of departure for this book is Paul Kennedy’s 1988 masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. That iconic book, with its enviable mastery of the sources and its skilful integration of political, military and economic history, was a great success when it appeared and has justifiably remained important since. Written during the Cold War, however, Kennedy’s study was very much of its time in its consideration of the great powers in ‘Western’ terms, and its emphasis on economics. This book brings together strategic studies, international relations, military history and geopolitics to answer some of the contemporary questions left open by Professor Kennedy's great work, and also looks to the future of great power relations and of US hegemony. Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony will be of great interest to students of international relations, strategic studies and international history.

Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers

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Author: Yan Xuetong

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691190089

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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A leading foreign policy thinker uses Chinese political theory to explain why some powers rise as others decline and what this means for the international order While work in international relations has closely examined the decline of great powers, not much attention has been paid to the question of their rise. The upward trajectory of China is a particularly puzzling case. How has it grown increasingly important in the world arena while lagging behind the United States and its allies across certain sectors? Borrowing ideas of political determinism from ancient Chinese philosophers, Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers explains China’s expanding influence by presenting a moral-realist theory that attributes the rise and fall of nations to political leadership. Yan Xuetong shows that the stronger a rising state’s political leadership, the more likely it is to displace a prevailing state in the international system. Yan defines political leadership through the lens of morality, specifically the ability of a government to fulfill its domestic responsibility and maintain international strategic credibility. Examining leadership at the personal, national, and international levels, Yan shows how rising states like China transform the international order by reshaping power distribution and norms. Yan also considers the reasons for America’s diminishing international stature even as its economy, education system, military, political institutions, and technology hold steady. The polarization of China and the United States will not result in another Cold War scenario, but their mutual distrust will ultimately drive the world center from Europe to East Asia. Using the lens of classical Chinese political theory, Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers offers a provocative, alternative perspective on the changing dominance of nations on the global stage.

The Parliament of Man

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Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307387608

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The Parliament of Man is the first definitive history of the United Nations, from one of America's greatest living historians.Distinguished scholar Paul Kennedy, author of the bestselling The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, gives us a thorough and timely account that explains the UN's roots and functions while also casting an objective eye on its effectiveness and its prospects for success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead. Kennedy shows the UN for what it is: fallible, human-based, often dependent on the whims of powerful national governments or the foibles of individual administrators—yet also utterly indispensable. With his insightful grasp of six decades of global history, Kennedy convincingly argues that "it is difficult to imagine how much more riven and ruinous our world of six billion people would be if there had been no UN." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century

Competing Visions of World Order

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Author: Graeme P. Herd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113523339X

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book addresses the issue of grand strategic stability in the 21st century, and examines the role of the key centres of global power - US, EU, Russia, China and India - in managing contemporary strategic threats. This edited volume examines the cooperative and conflictual capacity of Great Powers to manage increasingly interconnected strategic threats (not least, terrorism and political extremism, WMD proliferation, fragile states, regional crises and conflict and the energy-climate nexus) in the 21st century. The contributors question whether global order will increasingly be characterised by a predictable interdependent one-world system, as strategic threats create interest-based incentives and functional benefits. The work moves on to argue that the operational concept of world order is a Concert of Great Powers directing a new institutional order, norms and regimes whose combination is strategic-threat specific, regionally sensitive, loosely organised, and inclusive of major states (not least Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia). Leadership can be singular, collective or coalition-based and this will characterise the nature of strategic stability and world order in the 21st century. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, grand strategy, foreign policy and IR. Graeme P. Herd is Co-Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is co-author of several books and co-editor of The Ideological War on Terror: World Wide Strategies for Counter Terrorism (2007), Soft Security Threats and European Security (2005), Security Dynamics of the former Soviet Bloc (2003) and Russia and the Regions: Strength through Weakness (2003).