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Unformatted text preview: I N TL 4280 – M itchell Tues/Thurs – 9:30-10:45 Tuesday, 12 Februa ry 2008 Chapter V – Chechnya • Main puzzle – secession from an empire o Does the collapse of an empire create ethnic conflict, and if so, how? • Historical explanations o Systemic – the impact that international environment has on the behavior of states Realism, neo-realism – system of international anarchy influences the behavior of states • States are concerned about power and security • Role of the hegemon – other powers rise relatively o Meterocentric – states (internal factors) drive behavior Paul Kennedy – great powers decline because of imperial overstretch • Great power spreads itself too thin militarily and power declines o Pericentric – second actor influences behavior Knutsen – the power of empires decline after a major battle with another state o Role of Nationalism? Taras and Gangley • Was the USSR an empire? o Was the SU able to Russiafy the non-Russian people? Russiafication – a measure to which nationalism existed in the empire (assimilation) • Civic nationalism – nationalism to the higher state 1. Territorial expansion – Russia 2. Military power/force...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course INTL 4280 taught by Professor Mitchell during the Spring '08 term at UGA.
- Spring '08