Two faces of hegemonic strength: Structural versus relational capabilities

Thomas J. Volgy, Lawrence E. Imwalle

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We examine two concepts associated with hegemonic strength: relational versus structural capabilities. We develop a measurement strategy for each, and test the salience of each for status inconsistency, frequency of wars and crises, and the incidence of terrorism in the international system. The tests correspond to our predictions regarding the relative salience of each concept for understanding the importance of hegemonic strength in the international system. We explore the implications of these findings for the emerging world order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-251
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Interactions
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000


  • Global architecture
  • Hegemonic strength
  • International system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations


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