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050 00 JZ1312|b.N67 2010
100 1 Norrlof, Carla.
245 10 America's global advantage :|bUS hegemony and
international cooperation /|cCarla Norrlof.
260 Cambridge ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,
300 xv, 286 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
504 Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-270) and
505 0 Introduction -- The forms and consequences of hegemonic
leadership -- Cooperation under hegemony -- International
trade cooperation -- Interactive effects between monetary
and commercial power --The security card -- Credible
threats and regional competition.
520 "For over sixty years the United States has been the
largest economy and most powerful country in the world.
However, there is growing speculation that this era of
hegemony is under threat as it faces huge trade deficits,
a weaker currency, and stretched military resources.
America's Global Advantage argues that, despite these
difficulties, the U.S. will maintain its privileged
position. In this original and important contribution to a
central subject in International Relations, Carla Norrlof
challenges the prevailing wisdom that other states benefit
more from U.S. hegemony than the United States itself. By
analysing America's structural advantages in trade, money,
and security, and the ways in which these advantages
reinforce one another, Norrlof shows how and why America
benefits from being the dominant power in the world.
Contrary to predictions of American decline, she argues
that American hegemony will endure for the foreseeable
650 0 Hegemony|zUnited States.
650 0 International cooperation.
650 0 International relations.