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The Resource Safe passage : the transition from British to American hegemony, Kori Schake

Safe passage : the transition from British to American hegemony, Kori Schake

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Safe passage : the transition from British to American hegemony
Title
Safe passage
Title remainder
the transition from British to American hegemony
Statement of responsibility
Kori Schake
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History records only one peaceful transition of hegemonic power: the passage from British to American dominance of the international order. What made that transition uniquely cooperative and nonviolent? Does it offer lessons to guide policy as the United States faces its own challengers to the order it has enforced since the 1940s? To answer these questions, Kori Schake explores nine points of crisis or tension between Britain and the United States, from the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 to the establishment of the unequal "special relationship" during World War II. Over this period, Safe Passage shows, the United States gradually changed the rules that Britain had established at its imperial height. It was able to do so peacefully because, during the crucial years, Britain and the United States came to look alike to each other and different from other nations. Britain followed America's lead in becoming more democratic, while the United States, because of its conquest of the American West, developed an imperial cast of mind. Until the end of World War II, both countries paid more attention to their cumulative power relative to other states in the order than to their individual power relative to each other. The factors that made the Anglo-American transition peaceful, notably the convergence in their domestic ideologies, are unlikely to apply in future transitions, Schake concludes. We are much more likely to see high-stake standoffs among competing powers attempting to shape the international order to reflect the starkly different ideologies that prevail at home.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
Dewey number
327.1/140973
Index
index present
LC call number
D31
LC item number
.S348 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Safe passage : the transition from British to American hegemony, Kori Schake
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening salvo -- In theory and in practice -- Theft on the high seas : Monroe's doctrine -- Parallel latitudes : Oregon's boundaries -- Domestic threat : America's Civil War -- Manifesting destiny : defining the nation -- Mission creep : the Venezuelan crises -- Us versus them : the Spanish-American War -- European power : World War I -- Imposing power : the Washington naval treaties -- Sharp relief : World War II -- Lessons from a peaceful transition
Control code
ocn981995733
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780674975071
Lccn
2017013637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981995733
Label
Safe passage : the transition from British to American hegemony, Kori Schake
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening salvo -- In theory and in practice -- Theft on the high seas : Monroe's doctrine -- Parallel latitudes : Oregon's boundaries -- Domestic threat : America's Civil War -- Manifesting destiny : defining the nation -- Mission creep : the Venezuelan crises -- Us versus them : the Spanish-American War -- European power : World War I -- Imposing power : the Washington naval treaties -- Sharp relief : World War II -- Lessons from a peaceful transition
Control code
ocn981995733
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780674975071
Lccn
2017013637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981995733

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