This critical analysis of long-term trends and recent developments in world systems examines such questions as: Will the cycles of boom and bust, peace and war of the past 500 years continue? Or have either long-term trends or recent changes so profoundly altered the structure of world systems that these cycles will end or take on a less destructive form? The noted international contributors to this volume examine the question of future dominance of the core global systems and include comprehensive discussions of the economic, political and military role of the Pacific Rim, Japan and the former Soviet Union.

Clashes of Life Spaces and other Logics of Hegemonic Rivalry

Clashes of life spaces and other logics of hegemonic rivalry

The following is a sample of the titles of publications about international competitiveness and rivalry: Bloodless Invasion, Silent War, The New Economic Warfare, Germany's Trade Offensive, How to Win the Struggle for Industrial Supremacy, The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundation of the Next Security System, Germany's New War against America, The Coming War with Japan, Trade and Trade Rivalry between the United States and Japan, The Hidden Weapon: The Story of Economic Warfare and Germany's Commercial Grip on the World. When were these books written? Some were written in the 1980s and 1990s, others in the 1930s and 1940s, and still others around or before the ...

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