By Seva Gunitsky
Seva Gunitsky argues that waves of regime swap are pushed by means of the aftermath of cataclysmic disruptions to the worldwide order. those hegemonic shocks, marked via the surprising upward thrust and fall of significant powers, were crucial and often-neglected drivers of household reforms. although infrequent and fleeting, in addition they create an opportunity for sweeping institutional adjustments -- through triggering army impositions, via exogenously moving the incentives of family actors, or through remodeling the very foundation of political legitimacy itself. for this reason, the evolution of contemporary regimes has been deeply associated with clashes between nice powers, who again and again -- and infrequently unsuccessfully -- sought to persuade, encourage, and intimidate different states into becoming a member of their camps.
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