Article shows the methodological and theoretical shortcomings of the previous research on power transition theory. Then, he removes the distortion and finds that approximate parity in power capabilities encouraged war between great powers disputants during the...

Article is about the proposition that power parity and commitment to change the status quo by a challenge are key variables.   Their theory applies both to major and minor powers.   An evaluation of the status quo determined whether a state would b...

PART 1: 1948 AND AFTER   Chapter 1:Balfour declaration and its consequences   In this chapter Shlaim's main argument is that the Balfour declaration of 1926 is the starting point of the arab-israel conflict. he argues that the declaration was not v...

Whether the extensiveness of a war is defined in terms of duration, intensity or magnitude, major powers are likely to initiate more extensive wars at the critical inflection and turning points on the curve of relative capability where the linear role percepti...

The War Ledger

A.F.K. Organski, Jacek Kugler 12.05.2017 05:13 International Relations Interstate conflict

Chapter 1 The core of one argument is that “if one nation gains significantly in power, its improved position relative to that of other nations frightens them and induces them to try to reverse this gain by war. Or, vice versa, a nation gaining on an advers...

Chapter: 11-12   The balance of power and policies aiming at its preservation are not only inevitable bur are an essential stabilizing factor in a society of sovereign nations; and the instability of the international balance of power is due not to the f...

Authors argue that many aspects of IO and INGO behavior can be explained by materialist analysis and an examination of the incentives and constraints produced by the transnational sector’s institutional environment. The main argument is that when placed in com...

On Compliance

Abram Chayes, Antonia Handler Chayes 12.05.2017 05:05 International Relations International Organizations

They believe that when nations enter into an international agreement, they alter their behavior, their relationships, and their expectations of one another over time in accordance with its terms. That is, they will, to some extent, comply with the undertakings...

Most theorists seek the origins of modern institutional legitimacy in legal or moral principles. However, the Security Council (SC) has been inconsistent at best in applying legal principles; its decision-making procedures are not inclusive, transparent or bas...

Article defines the attributes of national alliance membership which tend to be associated with war participation.   Their results show that nations will be more apt to join their allies in a war when;   1)      Many of their allies are in the war,...