By Seva Gunitsky
Seva Gunitsky argues that waves of regime swap are pushed through the aftermath of cataclysmic disruptions to the worldwide order. those hegemonic shocks, marked by way of the surprising upward push and fall of significant powers, were crucial and often-neglected drivers of household reforms. although infrequent and fleeting, additionally they create an opportunity for sweeping institutional alterations -- by way of triggering army impositions, by way of exogenously transferring the incentives of household actors, or through remodeling the very foundation of political legitimacy itself. hence, the evolution of recent regimes has been deeply associated with clashes between nice powers, who again 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