Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-8

List of Figures and Tables

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pp. viii-ix

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Preface

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pp. x-xii

Although the study of hierarchy is making something of a comeback in the public sphere, as can be seen in a renewed interest with imperialism in world politics, its importance as an academic topic is still fraught with controversy. My research interest in the dynamics of empires and military occupations, in how hierarchical polities are organized and governed, has culminated in this book. ...

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Chapter One: Understanding Hierarchy in International Politics

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pp. 1-19

A central motivation of the United States in its 2003 invasion of Iraq was to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein and fundamentally change the domestic political institutions and political culture of an oil-rich Middle Eastern country. Proponents of the campaign argued that American military power could and should be wielded in order to promote democratization, ...

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Chapter Two: Forms of Hierarchy: The U-form and M-form

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pp. 20-42

There are an array of forms associated with functional and territorial modes of hierarchical organization. Applying the U-form and M-form to various political actors and processes in international politics allows the drawing of connections among political organizations usually considered disparate. ...

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Chapter Three: The Governance of Hierarchy: Paths of Institutional Formation

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pp. 43-63

Having defined the concepts of organizational form and applied them to political settings, this chapter examines the causal effects of the U-form and M-form on the governance and institutional formation of a periphery. Each of these organizational forms is characterized by a relatively different set of governance costs, information flow patterns, and opportunism types. ...

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Chapter Four: An Empirical Illustration: Soviet Central Asia

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pp. 64-94

Conceptual distinctions among different forms of hierarchy, their characteristics, and predictions about their causal effects on patterns of governance and institutional formation have been set forth. This chapter presents four sectoral cases—two in security and two in economy—in Soviet Central Asia as empirical illustrations of these conceptual claims. ...

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Chapter Five: The Legacies of Hierarchy: Divergent Paths of Extrication

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pp. 95-125

The natures of U-form and M-form governance and their effects impart varying legacies after a hierarchy collapses. Organizational forms generate different types of political institutions and downstream effects. After the original hierarchy collapses, peripheral U-form sectors will become institutional fragments, ...

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Chapter Six: Comparative Applications: Yugoslavia, Korea, and Iraq

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pp. 126-156

The previous chapters have sketched out an organizational theory of hierarchy and advanced the plausibility that it explains some significant dynamics of transnational hierarchies and their legacies. But generating a theory and illustrating it is not sufficient. ...

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Chapter Seven: Hierarchy in a Globalized World

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pp. 157-180

This book has developed a theory of hierarchy and applied it to various political settings and theoretical issues in international politics. It has laid out a unifying theory for the study of political hierarchy across traditional subfields, used it to generate new explanations for certain empirical processes, and provided new explanations and insights into existing debates. ...

Index

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pp. 181-192