By Robert O. Keohane
This ebook is a entire examine of cooperation one of the complex capitalist nations. Can cooperation persist with out the dominance of a unmarried energy, resembling the USA after global battle II? to reply to this urgent query, Robert Keohane analyzes the associations, or "international regimes," by which cooperation has taken position on the earth political economic climate and describes the evolution of those regimes as American hegemony has eroded. Refuting the concept the decline of hegemony makes cooperation very unlikely, he perspectives overseas regimes now not as susceptible substitutes for global govt yet as units for facilitating decentralized cooperation between egoistic actors. within the preface the writer addresses the difficulty of cooperation after the tip of the Soviet empire and with the renewed dominance of the U.S., in safeguard issues, in addition to fresh scholarship on cooperation.
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