By Seva Gunitsky
Seva Gunitsky argues that waves of regime swap are pushed via the aftermath of cataclysmic disruptions to the worldwide order. those hegemonic shocks, marked by way of the unexpected upward thrust and fall of serious powers, were crucial and often-neglected drivers of family reforms. notwithstanding infrequent and fleeting, additionally they create an opportunity for sweeping institutional alterations -- by means of triggering army impositions, through exogenously moving the incentives of family actors, or via reworking the very foundation of political legitimacy itself. accordingly, the evolution of contemporary regimes has been deeply associated with clashes between nice powers, who time and again -- and sometimes unsuccessfully -- sought to persuade, motivate, and intimidate different states into becoming a member of their camps.
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Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics) by Seva Gunitsky