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Benjamin M. Rowland is an economic policy consultant, former investment banker, and a retired World Bank staff member.
Introduction: Decline: American Style, David Calleo
Part I: Systems in Decline
Chapter 1: Spengler’s Decline of the West Revisited, Benjamin Rowland
Chapter 2: Hegemonic Decline, Emerging Great Powers, and Global Conflict: Some Considerations on the Rise of Germany and Rise of China, Aaron Zack
Chapter 3: Decline and the Rise of China: A New Perspective, Lanxin Xiang
Chapter 4: Habsburg Decline Revisited: The Virtues of Cosmopolitan Empire, Thomas Row
Chapter 5: Europe After the Crisis: A Case of Temporary or Morbid Decline?, Gabriel Goodliffe
Part II: National Studies of Decline
Chapter 6: Obama’s America and the Question of Decline, Dana Allin
Chapter 7: Germany: Resurgence, Stagnation, or Decline?, Stephen Szabo
Chapter 8: Italy’s Decline: A Case Study in Political Mismanagement, Mark Gilbert
Chapter 9: Russia as a Great Power: Revival, Stagnation, and Decline, Hannes Odemeit
Chapter 10: France: Another Sick Man in Europe?, Benoit d’Aboville
The consistently interesting contributions to this volume were written mainly by friends and former students of Professor David Calleo of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. Yet its chapters are notably diverse both in their approach and in their level of analysis. . . .[A] brilliant collection.
— Survival: Global Politics and Strategy
A provocative and immensely valuable inquiry by outstanding scholars into the triumphs and tragedies of nations seeking glory in the pursuit of empire.
— Ronald Steel