The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, Paperback Book


The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully?

In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening.

The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9780393349276



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