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In the Hegemon's Shadow: Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers

Evan Braden Montgomery


The relationship between established powers and emerging powers is one of the most important topics in world politics. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated how the leading state in the international system responds to power shifts in peripheral regions—actors that are not yet and might never become great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world. This book fills this gap, and draws on different strands of realist theory to develop a novel framework that explains why leading states have accommodated som ... More

Keywords: rising regional powers, realist theory, great powers, leading states, power shifts, peripheral regions, regional order, Great Britain, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702341
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evan Braden Montgomery, author
Senior Fellow, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments