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Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics

Jonathan Renshon


There is widespread agreement that status or standing in the international system is a critical element in world politics. The desire for status is recognized as a key factor in nuclear proliferation, the rise of China, and other contemporary foreign policy issues, and has long been implicated in foundational theories of international relations and foreign policy. Despite the consensus that status matters, we lack a basic understanding of status dynamics in international politics. This book presents a theory of status dissatisfaction that delves into the nature of prestige in international con ... More

Keywords: world politics, status, international relations, foreign policy, international politics, prestige, international conflicts, status dissatisfaction, power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691174501
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Renshon, author
University of Wisconsin, Madison