Accession Number : ADA615629


Title :   A Political Theory of Hegemonic Sustainability: A Legitimate Grand Strategy for America


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Arthaud, Jack R


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a615629.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 123


Abstract : The problem of declining relative US power and increasing US commitments, both foreign and domestic, have caused the US to accumulate staggering debt, threatening the sustainment of US hegemony and the Liberal rules-based international system. In addition, the problem of hegemonic resource limitations is exacerbated by the shifting of US post-Cold War grand strategy between egoistic short-term interests and the shaping of the international system in accordance with Liberal values. This study is a theoretical analysis of the benefits provided by a grand strategy propelled by Liberal legitimacy as opposed to the egoistic self-interests of realism. Simply put, does legitimacy increase the sustainability of hegemony?


Descriptors :   *POWER , *SOCIOLOGY , *STRATEGY , BENEFITS , COLD WAR , FOREIGN , INTERNATIONAL , LIMITATIONS , POLITICAL SCIENCE , RESOURCES , THEORY , THESES , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE