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Lecture_14_2011 - Lecture14:Alliances,PartI 18February2011

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Lecture 14 : Alliances, Part I 18 February 2011
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What Are Alliances, Who  Cares? Alliances  are “institutions that help their  members cooperate militarily in the event  of war.” (p.174) The primary goal of an alliance is to  prevent  war.  A secondary goal is to win   war in the event the primary goal is not  achieved. Because of credibility concerns, it is  important to treat alliances as institutions,  not actors.
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Data on Alliances Correlates of War (COW) Definition : there  must be a formal, ratified treaty between two  or more system members about war  behavior. Defense Pacts : B promises to aid C if there is a  war Neutrality/Nonaggression Pacts : B promises to  remain neutral if C is attacked/or promises not to  attack C Ententes : B promises to consult w/C if there is  war
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Why Enter Into An Alliance?
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PL SC 014 taught by Professor Gartzke during the Spring '99 term at Penn State.

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Lecture_14_2011 - Lecture14:Alliances,PartI 18February2011

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