Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Balance of Power in International Relations: A Post-Cold War Analysis of the Re-Organization Of Power Politics In the CIS
by Pokrovskaia, Hatuna, M.A., The American University of Paris (France), 2009, 57; 10305771
Abstract (Summary)

By examining the balance of power and power politics of the 20th century as functions of the Cold War, the redistribution of power as political capital can be assessed for post-Cold War actors. The economic and political mechanisms that were the engines of the Cold War are still in place today and can be observed on a different scale. The major actors no longer obliged to maintain a "cold peace" can play out their interests on smaller, regional scales; using proxy wars, political pressure, and various economic instruments. Given the major political shift that has occurred in the world since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the new world order is examined through the lens of globalization. The focus of this dissertation is Russia, as it is the country that has worked hardest over the past decade to shift the international system towards a multipolar balance.

Key words: balance of power; cold war, Russia; Soviet Union; multipolar.

Indexing (document details)
School: The American University of Paris (France)
Department: International Affairs
School Location: France
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: International Relations
Keywords: Post-Cold War, Power politics, Russia
Publication Number: 10305771
ISBN: 9781369493351
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