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 contention means that ancient animosity could be the so much basic variable in explaining and figuring out why states dedicate overseas violence opposed to one another. through figuring out the ancient components in the back of the emergence of contention, the techniques hired by way of states to accommodate power threats, and the problems endemic to enemies, this e-book seeks to appreciate and are expecting why states develop into competitors.

The contemporary elevate within the quantitative examine of contention has mostly pointed out who the opponents are, yet now not how they shape and enhance. questions on the escalation of contention are very important if we're to appreciate the character of conflictual interactions. This booklet addresses an incredible learn hole within the box by means of at once tackling the query of contention formation. as well as making new contributions to the literature, this ebook will summarize a cohesive version of ways all interstate rivalries shape through the use of either quantitative and qualitative equipment and sources.

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To that end, I provide an examination of time plots that display the life trend of a rivalry with critical variables specified in terms of when they occur during the life of a rivalry. Chapter 5 summarizes and presents a complete rivalry model. This represents the combined and complete statistical test of my theory. Here, I seek to combine all the previous empirical findings of Chapters 3 and 4, plus other ideas, to show their relationship in the process of rivalry development. This model will add in findings on alliances, arms races, territoriality, and state power status to underscore each variable's relationship to the presence of rivalry.

For rivalries to be observed, there must be some degree of serious competition. A connection of issues is also important for Diehl and Goertz (2000), since rivalry for them is not an isolated incident of conflict but should have linkages between disputes throughout the relationship. 3 Goertz and Diehl (1992, 1993; Diehl and Goertz 2000, 44–46) operationalize an enduring rivalry as those pairs of states with six MIDs within a period of twenty years. Proto-rivalries are those dyads that have up to five MIDs but fail to reach the enduring rivalry requirement in a twenty-year period.

This book addresses an important research gap in the field by directly tackling the question of rivalry formation. In addition to making new contributions to the literature, this book summarizes a cohesive model of how all interstate rivalries form by using both quantitative and qualitative methods and sources. Brandon Valeriano is Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. Foreign Policy Analysis DOUGLAS A. VAN BELLE, Series editor The Routledge series Foreign Policy Analysis examines the intersection of domestic and international politics with an emphasis on decision-making at both the individual and group levels.

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