Becoming Rivals: The Process of Interstate Rivalry by Brandon Valeriano

By Brandon Valeriano

Rivalries are a basic element of all foreign interactions. the concept that of competition means that historical animosity could be the such a lot primary variable in explaining and figuring out why states dedicate overseas violence opposed to one another. by means of realizing the ancient elements in the back of the emergence of competition, the thoughts hired through states to house power threats, and the problems endemic to enemies, this ebook seeks to appreciate and are expecting why states turn into opponents.

The fresh raise within the quantitative learn of contention has mostly pointed out who the competitors are, yet now not how they shape and expand. questions about the escalation of contention are vital if we're to appreciate the character of conflictual interactions. This ebook addresses a big examine hole within the box through at once tackling the query of competition formation. as well as making new contributions to the literature, this ebook will summarize a cohesive version of the way all interstate rivalries shape by utilizing either quantitative and qualitative equipment and sources.

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