Status in World Politics

Status in World Politics

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T. V. Paul
Cambridge University Press, 6/26/2014
EAN 9781107629295, ISBN10: 1107629292

Paperback, 324 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Rising powers such as Brazil, China, India, Russia, and Turkey are increasingly claiming heightened profiles in international politics. Although differing in other respects, rising states have a strong desire for recognition and respect. This pioneering volume on status features contributions that develop propositions on status concerns and illustrate them with case studies and aggregate data analysis. Four cases are examined in depth: the United States (how it accommodates rising powers through hierarchy), Russia (the influence of status concerns on its foreign policy), China (how Beijing signals its status aspirations), and India (which has long sought major power status). The authors analyze status from a variety of theoretical perspectives and tackle questions such as: How do states signal their status claims? How are such signals perceived by the leading states? Will these status concerns lead to conflict, or is peaceful adjustment possible?

Part I. Introduction
1. Status and world order Deborah Welch Larson, T. V. Paul and William C. Wohlforth
Part II. Admission into the Great-Power Club
2. Managing rising powers
the role of status concerns Deborah Welch Larson and Alexei Shevchenko
3. Status considerations in international politics and the rise of regional powers Thomas J. Volgy, Renato Corbetta, J. Patrick Rhamey, Jr, Ryan G. Baird and Keith A. Grant
4. Status is cultural
Durkheimian Poles and Weberian Russians seek great-power status Iver B. Neumann
Part III. Status Signaling
5. Status dilemmas and interstate conflict William C. Wohlforth
6. Status signaling, multiple audiences, and China's blue-water naval ambition Xiaoyu Pu and Randall L. Schweller
Part IV. International Institutions and Status
7. Status accommodation through institutional means
India's rise and the global order T. V. Paul and Mahesh Shankar
8. Setting status in stone
the negotiation of international institutional privileges Vincent Pouliot
Part V. Status, Authority, and Structure
9. Status conflict, hierarchies, and interpretation dilemmas William R. Thompson
10. Status, authority, and the end of the American century David A. Lake
Part VI. Conclusions
11. Why status matters in world politics Anne L. Clunan.