Does the United States still harbor ambitions to regain its (albeit fleeting) unipolar status? Or is it instead resigned to existence as simply one of a number of great powers in a multipolar era? In what ways is the increasingly multipolar strategic environment encouraging new forms of competition that may threaten stability? Alternatively, will the increasingly competitive US-China relationship dominate world politics, creating what would therefore be a new bipolarity? International Relations (IR) scholars have long recognized the central role that technological innovation plays in power transitions, the balance of power, and international politics and security more broadly. IR scholars of various stripes have also begun to reflect on the nuanced relationship between advances in technology, the rise of new powers and political and military prominence in the international order, and responses to these trends by dominant powers.
|Title of host publication||National perspectives on a multipolar order|
|Subtitle of host publication||Interrogating the global power transition|
|Place of Publication||Manchester, UK|
|Publisher||Manchester University Press|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2021|