The stability and breakdown of empire: European informal empire in China, the Ottoman Empire and Egypt

@article{Savage2011TheSA,
  title={The stability and breakdown of empire: European informal empire in China, the Ottoman Empire and Egypt},
  author={Jesse Dillon Savage},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={161 - 185}
}
Most theories of empire and international hierarchy have implicitly or explicitly posited disparities of power between the core and the periphery as a sufficient condition for the stability of imperial arrangements. While power is a necessary condition, it is not sufficient. Peripheral actors can resist despite power disparities, and such resistance can destabilize imperial institutions. Given this fact, the preferences and beliefs that motivate peripheral actors to seek either accommodation or… Expand
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