The Balance of Power in World History

  • Stuart J. Kaufman
  • Richard Little
  • William C. Wohlforth

About this book


The balance of power is one of the most influential ideas in international relations, yet it has never been comprehensively examined in pre-modern or non-European contexts. This book redresses this imbalance. The authors present eight new case studies of balancing and balancing failure in pre-modern and non-European international systems.


Case Studies constitution Europe history international relations Nation resistance world history

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart J. Kaufman
    • 1
  • Richard Little
    • 2
  • William C. Wohlforth
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsUniversity of DelawareUSA
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsUniversity of BristolUK
  3. 3.Department of GovernmentDartmouth CollegeUSA

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