International Politics in Times of Change

  • Nikolaos Tzifakis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Established Global Players

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Kostas Ifantis, Ioannis Galariotis
      Pages 61-78
    3. Rafał Trzaskowski, Olaf Osica, Joanna Popielawska
      Pages 79-98
    4. Malcolm Cook
      Pages 99-114
  3. The Emerging Global Players

  4. Issues In International Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Harry Papasotiriou
      Pages 207-221
    3. Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Dimitris K. Xenakis
      Pages 223-241
    4. Anthony Glees, Julian Richards
      Pages 299-319
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 321-334

About this book


There is every indication that the international system is undergoing a period of significant transformation. The substantially higher growth rates of the emerging-market economies in comparison with those of the developed economies are changing the global distribution of power. Studies project that if economic trends are not reversed in the coming years, China will surpass the US and become the world’s largest economy, India will emerge in Japan’s place as the third-largest economy and Brazil will outpace Germany as the fifth-largest. This book underscores the complexity of forecasting international politics and proceeds cautiously to investigate the questions of change and continuity, examining several actors with respect to multiple issues and across different levels of analysis. Taken as a whole, this collection of essays offers a series of snapshots of different aspects, and from varying angles, of an international system in motion.


BRIC Countries Great Powers International Politics International Relations Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolaos Tzifakis
    • 1
  1. 1.and International RelationsUniversity of Peloponnese Department of Political ScienceCorinthGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy, Athens 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21954-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21955-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-1270
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4488
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