The paper presents a comparative case study about the relationship and interaction between the dominant power and the rising powers in the international society under structure realism framework. It finds out that the dominant power, in this paper the United States, is likely to pursue its relative gains when facing the rising power’s challenge. Some similarities of the strategies which conducted by the US are discovered by comparing US-Japan case and US-China case. However, the result may vary depending on the rising power’s capability although the strategies from the dominant power share common points.

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Keywords great power, relationship, structure realism, relative gains, strategies, high-tech sectors
Thesis Advisor Tankha, Sunil
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Series Governance and Development Policy (GDP)
Wei, Fazhang. (2019, December 20). Structure realism in power transition relationship: Is relative gain the pattern of dominant power and will it end up the same results? US’s response to the rising of Japan and China, particularly in high-tech sector. Governance and Development Policy (GDP). Retrieved from