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unipolar

[¦yü·nə′pō·lər]
(electricity)
Having but one pole, polarity, or direction; when applied to amplifiers or power supplies, it means that the output can vary in only one polarity from zero and, therefore, must always contain a direct-current component.
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Wohlforth note that unipolarity holds and is likely to continue to hold on almost every front.
54 During multipolarity and bipolarity the contesting ideologies were in constant struggle for power and dominance but the end of cold war has marked a new era of unipolarity with USA claiming the role of a pacifier against instability.
With all this comes, slowly but surely, not the unipolarity of a dominant state but multipolarity.
The first issue has to do with the separation of coercion from legitimacy, unipolarity from hegemony, or more broadly, the material from the ideational--something Kang's argument largely rests upon.
Under unipolarity, the weakness of ECs on the United States changes the calculus regarding the appropriate level of constraint that Congress should exercise over the President.
It's been very short time that United States started enjoying status of unipolarity but it does not mean that no power would dare to counterbalance US hegemony in the upcoming decades.
However, evidence suggests this unipolarity could soon change as a new bipolar system emerges with China as the next challenger superpower.
This theory stems from the fact that unipolarity is over, in parallel to the emergence of a stage of multipolarity which is allowing the rise of new regional powers with strategies and interests extending beyond the region's interests.
Two comments are telling--Do-Nothing Politics and Unipolarity.
In Liberal Leviathan, John Ikenberry acknowledged that "the rise of unipolarity has altered-- and to some extent diminished-- the incentives that the United States has to bind itself to global rules and institutions.
Cultural imperialism inverted development's ideological unipolarity.
The ambitions of unipolarity now have turned into the decline of the American empire.