Hierarchy and Resilience in Great Power Politics

PI: Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University

Year selected for award: 2019

Conceptualizing Hierarchy and Resilience in Great Power Politics

Principal Investigator: Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University

Co-Investigators: Yuval Weber and Edward Lemon

Years of Award: 2021-2023

Managing Service Agency:  Army Research Office

Project Description:
This proposal focuses on developing a unified theory of hierarchy and resilience in global power politics to answer the following questions: How do states, versus their peer competitors at the regional and global levels of politics, pursue and achieve a favorable balance of power? How do we measure transnational stratification and differentiation between states to identify hierarchy in global power politics and model shifts in multi-level balances of power? How do variations in hierarchical relationships generate different social, ideological, and behavioral outcomes?