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Power Transition Theory and the Rise of China
Professor Jack Levy will speak on his work on the power transition theory.
Speaker: Jack Levy, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
Discussant: Brian Rathbun, Assistant Professor of International Relations, USC
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: SOS B-40
Power transition theory emphasizes international hierarchies, differential rates of economic development, power shifts, the transformation of the international order, and the violent or peaceful means through which such transformations occur. In his presentation, Levy's primary aim is to summarize power transition theory, identify analytic problems in the theory, explore empirical problems in its application to systemic transitions of Europe during the past five centuries, and to consider the utility of power transition theory for analyzing the rise of China and its likely consequences for the international order.
Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors' Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, and Senior Associate at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He is past president of the International Studies Association (2007-08) and of the Peace Science Society (2005-06). He is author of War in the Modern Great Power System, 1495-1975 (1983), and co-editor (with Gary Goertz) of Explaining War and Peace: Case Studies and Necessary Condition Counterfactuals.
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