Power and Interdependence

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Foreword Fareed Zakaria p. xiii Preface to First Edition p. xvi Preface to Second Edition p. xix Preface to Third Edition p. xxiii Preface to Fourth Edition p. xxvii Part I Understanding Interdependence p. 1 Chapter 1 Interdependence in World Politics p. 3 The New Rhetoric of Interdependence p. 5 Interdependence as an Analytic Concept p. 7 Power and Interdependence p. 9 International Regime Change p. 16 Chapter 2 Realism and Complex Interdependence p. 19 The Characteristics of Complex Interdependence p. 20 Multiple Channels p. 21 Absence of Hierarchy among Issues p. 22 Minor Role of Military Force p. 22 The Political Processes of Complex Interdependence p. 24 Linkage Strategies p. 25 Agenda Setting p. 26 Transnational and Transgovernmental Relations p. 28 Role of International Organizations p. 29 Chapter 3 Explaining International Regime Change p. 32 An Economic Process Explanation p. 32 Overall Power Structure Explanation p. 35 Eroding Hegemony p. 35 Limitations of an Overall Structure Explanation p. 39 Issue Structure p. 42 Limitations of Structural Explanations p. 44 An International Organization Model p. 46 Combining Explanations p. 49 Part II Regime Change in Oceans and Money p. 53 Chapter 4 The Politics of Oceans and Money: Historical Overview p. 55 The International Monetary Issue Area p. 57 The International Gold Standard Before 1914 p. 58 International Monetary Regimes, 1920-76 p. 63 The Oceans Issue Area p. 75 Defining the Issue Area p. 76 The Classical Free Seas Regime p. 78 Regime Periods, 1920-75 p. 79 The Changing Agenda of Oceans Politics p. 83 Conclusion p. 84 Chapter 5 Complex Interdependence in Oceans and Money p. 85 The Conditions of Complex Interdependence p. 85 Role of Force p. 85 Absence of Hierarchy among Issues p. 90 Multiple Channels of Contact p. 93 Money, Oceans, and Complex Interdependence p. 96 The Political Process in Money and Oceans p. 97 Goals of Actors p. 98 Instruments of State Policy p. 102 Agenda Formation p. 103 Linkage of Issues p. 104 Roles of International Organizations p. 106 Conclusion p. 107 Chapter 6 The Politics of Rule-Making in Oceans and Money p. 110 Economic Processes and Regime Change p. 110 Overall Structure and Regime Change p. 112 Erosion of the Oceans Regime p. 113 International Monetary Regimes p. 115 Issue Structure and Regime Change p. 117 International Monetary Issue Area p. 119 Oceans Politics p. 122 International Organization and Regime Change p. 125 Oceans Politics p. 126 The International Monetary Area p. 129 Limits of Systemic Explanations: Domestic Politics and Leadership p. 131 Conclusion p. 135 Part III Regimes and Two Bilateral Relationships p. 141 Chapter 7 United States Relations with Canada and Australia p. 143 Canadian-American Relations and Complex Interdependence p. 144 Australian-American Relations and Complex Interdependence p. 149 Identifying Issues and Outcomes: Canada-United States p. 155 Identifying Issues and Outcomes: Australia-United States p. 166 Comparing the Politics of Agenda Formation p. 171 Accounting for Differences in Outcomes p. 173 Regime Change: Alternative Explanations p. 179 Part IV The United States and Complex Interdependence p. 187 Chapter 8 Coping With Interdependence p. 189 Explanatory Models and Conditions of World Politics p. 189 Power in Complex Interdependence p. 192 Trends Toward Complex Interdependence p. 193 Leadership in Complex Interdependence p. 196 Multiple Leadership and Policy Coordination p. 198 Building the Legitimacy of International Regimes p. 200 International and Domestic Organization p. 201 Conclusion p. 207 Part V Globalism and the Information Age p. 209 Chapter 9 Power, Interdependence, and the Information Age p. 211 The Information Revolution and Complex Interdependence p. 213 Information and Power p. 216 The Paradox of Plenty and the Politics of Credibility p. 219 Chapter 10 Power, Interdependence, and Globalism p. 224 Globalization and Interdependence p. 225 The Dimensions of Globalism p. 226 Thick Globalism: Made in America? p. 229 Connectivity, Sensitivity, Vulnerability p. 231 Illustrating Interdependence and Globalism p. 234 Contemporary Globalism: What's New? p. 236 Density of Networks p. 236 Reduced Communications Costs and Institutional Velocity p. 239 Transnational Participation and Complex Interdependence p. 240 Is Distance Becoming Irrelevant? p. 242 Globalization and the End of the Cold War p. 244 The End of the Cold War and the Dimensions of Globalism p. 244 Conjunctural Politics and The Americanization of Globalism p. 246 Politics, Equity, Power, and Governance p. 247 Globalism and Domestic Politics p. 248 Equity and the Political Effects of Increasing Inequality p. 250 Power and Networks p. 252 Governance of Globalism p. 254 Part VI Second Thoughts on Theory and Policy (1989) p. 259 Afterword p. 261 1 Principal Themes of Power and Interdependence p. 261 2 The Research Program of Power and Interdependence: A Critique p. 266 Interdependence and Bargaining p. 267 Complex Interdependence p. 269 International Regime Change p. 272 3 Limitations of Structural Theory: Systemic Political Processes p. 275 4 Perceptions and Learning p. 278 Conclusion p. 280 Two Cheers for Multilateralism p. 282 The Need for Regimes p. 284 Unrealistic Visions p. 286 Do Not Try to Recapture the Past p. 286 Ask Whether the World Really Needs It p. 287 Build on Shared Interests p. 288 Use Regimes to Insure against Catastrophe p. 289 The Best Enforcement Is Self-Enforcement p. 289 Look for the Right Moment p. 290 Use Regimes to Focus U.S. Attention on the Future p. 291 Regime Maintenance p. 292 United Nations Peacekeeping p. 293 International Debt p. 293 Exchange Rates p. 293 Notes p. 295 Index p. 319.

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Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University.

Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University.

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