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The origins of alliances, Stephen M. Walt

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The origins of alliances
Title
The origins of alliances
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Walt
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In addition, he proposes a fundamental change in the present conceptions of alliance systems. Contrary to traditional balance-of-power theories, Walt shows that states form alliances not simply to balance power but in order to balance threats. Walt begins by outlining five general hypotheses about the causes of alliances. Drawing upon diplomatic history and a detailed study of alliance formation in the Middle East between 1955 and 1979, he demonstrates that states are more likely to join together against threats than they are to ally themselves with threatening powers. Walt also examines the impact of ideology on alliance preferences and the role of foreign aid and transnational penetration. His analysis show, however, that these motives for alignment are relatively less important. In his conclusion, he examines the implications of "balance of threat" for U.S. foreign policy. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
XBM
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1955-
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Walt, Stephen M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
  • Cornell studies in security affairs
  • Cornell paperbacks
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  • Alliances
  • International relations
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
The origins of alliances, Stephen M. Walt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint, with new preface. Originally published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1987
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: exploring alliance formation --- 2. Explaining alliance formation --- 3. From the Baghdad Pact to the Six Day War --- 4. From the Six Day War to the Camp David Accords --- 5. Balancing and bandwagoning --- 6. Ideology and alliance formation --- 7. The instruments of alliance: aid and penetration --- 8. Conclusion: alliance formation and the balance of world power
Control code
ocm22761509
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 321 p.
Isbn
9780801494185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The origins of alliances, Stephen M. Walt
Publication
Note
Reprint, with new preface. Originally published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1987
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: exploring alliance formation --- 2. Explaining alliance formation --- 3. From the Baghdad Pact to the Six Day War --- 4. From the Six Day War to the Camp David Accords --- 5. Balancing and bandwagoning --- 6. Ideology and alliance formation --- 7. The instruments of alliance: aid and penetration --- 8. Conclusion: alliance formation and the balance of world power
Control code
ocm22761509
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 321 p.
Isbn
9780801494185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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