In this study, international scholars provide an in-depth exploration of the forces shaping the balance of power in the international political arena. The contributors examine the changing relationships among economic, military, and political bases of power as they define national security. U.S. hegemony and its subsequent decline as well as the rise of Japan as a world economic power are detailed.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Economic Effects on National and International Security -- An Intellectual Remembrance of Klaus Knorr -- Economics and National Security -- The Economic Dimension of International Security -- The Determinants of Military Power -- The Changing Relationship Between Economics and National Security -- Legitimacy and Power: The Waning of U.S. and Soviet Hegemony -- Standard Operating Procedures: Debt Policymaking and U.S. National Security -- Japan and the United States in the Global Economy -- Can Japan Lead? The New Internationalism and the Burdens of History -- Japan's Search for a World Role -- Japan in the Emerging Global Political Economy -- Structural Transformation in the U.S.-Japanese Economic Relationship -- Burden-sharing Under U.S. Leadership: The Case of Quota Increases of the IMF Since the 1970s -- Conclusions
Henry Bienen is director of the Center of International Studies and James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University. He has consulted widely for the U.S. government and the World Bank and specializes in U.S. foreign policy, development issues, and military politics.