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After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

G. John Ikenberry

Abstract

The end of the Cold War was a “big bang” reminiscent of earlier moments after major wars, such as the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the end of the world wars in 1919 and 1945. But what do states that win wars do with their newfound power, and how do they use it to build order? This book examines postwar settlements in modern history, arguing that powerful countries do seek to build stable and cooperative relations, but the type of order that emerges hinges on their ability to make commitments and restrain power. The book explains that only with the spread of democracy in the twentieth ... More

Keywords: Cold War, postwar settlements, modern history, power, democracy, world order, world politics, institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691169217
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169217.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. John Ikenberry, author
Kyung Hee University