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The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations: Status, Revisionism, and Rising Powers

Michelle Murray

Abstract

How can established powers manage the peaceful rise of new great powers? With The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations, the author offers a new answer to this perennial question in international relations, arguing that power transitions are principally social phenomena whereby rising powers struggle to obtain recognition of their identity as a great power. At the center of great power identity formation is the acquisition of particular symbolic capabilities—such as battlesheips, aircraft carriers, or nuclear weapons—that are representative of great power status and that allow ri ... More

Keywords: recognition, power transition, revisionism, status, Imperial Germany, rise of China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190878900
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190878900.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Murray, author
Assistant Professor of Politics, Bard College