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Published: 28 May 2020

272 Pages | 3 b/w line drawings


ISBN: 9780190080242

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The Return of Great Power Rivalry

Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Matthew Kroenig

  • Seeks to answer to a central international politics: why do great powers rise and fall?
  • Provides an innovative argument about how domestic political institutions are the key to a state's ability to amass power and influence in the international system
  • Offers a sweeping historical analysis of democratic and autocratic competitors from ancient Greece through the Cold War
  • Employs a unique framework to understand and analyze the state of today's competition between the democratic United States and its autocratic competitors, Russia and China

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