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Two hegemonies : Britain 1846-1914 and the United States 1941-2001 /
edited by Patrick Karl O'Brien, Armand Cleese.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2002.
xiii, 369 p. ; 25 cm.
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2002.
general note
Rev. papers presented at a conference at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, entitled "Two hegemonies: Britain 1846-1914 and the United States 1914-1989" in the Spring of 1997.-- tp. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In short, hegemony refers to the deployment of power and persuasion by a dominant state to defend the planet, avoid warfare and promote economic stability. These writings examine Britain and the U.S. as examples of classic hegemonic states.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. viii
Prefacep. xi
The Pax Britannica and American Hegemony: Precedent, Antecedent or Just Another History?p. 3
The Rise and Decline of Britain
Mercantilism, War and the Rise of British Powerp. 67
Free-Trade Cosmopolitanism in Britain, 1846-1914p. 86
Wealth, Power and Empire: The Protectionist Movement in Britain, 1880-1914p. 106
British Retardation, 1900-1980p. 116
Hegemony and Decline: Britain and the United Statesp. 127
British Economic Decline, 1900-1980p. 141
The Decline of Great Britain: Reality or Optical Distortion?p. 148
The Origins and Exercise of American Hegemony
The Rise of American Hegemonyp. 165
The Nature of US Economic Leadership: A Historical and Comparative Viewp. 183
The Historical Vicissitudes of US Productivity Leadership: Deferred Catch-up, the Waning of American Exceptionalism, and Convergencep. 199
Reflections on American Hegemony in the Postwar Erap. 248
Hegemony Theory, Unilateral Trade Liberalisation and the 1996 US Farm Billp. 258
The 'American Century' as Hegemonic Cyclep. 284
Concepts and Theories of Hegemony
Two Hegemonies or One? A Historical-Sociological Critique of Hegemonic Stability Theoryp. 305
Anglo-American Cultural Hegemony: From the Mid-Nineteenth to the late Twentieth Centuriesp. 326
National Size and International Power: A Demographic Perspective on 'Hegemony'p. 336
Three Hegemoniesp. 357
Indexp. 363
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