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PS 142 PS 142 War and Peace War and Peace Lecture 2 The Causes and Effects of Alliances
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Alliances in International Politics Alliances are perhaps the most common International Institution Literature has not traditionally called them “institutions” Logical inconsistency in the Realist approach If alliances matter, then institutions matter Today we address two questions: Do alliances cause or prevent conflict? Why do alliances form?
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The Alliance Security Dilemma Snyder & Diesing: Alliance Security Dilemma Now we have multiple two player games at once Dilemma: buckpassing vs. entrapment State A State B Ally A Ally B
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Alliances and War Do strong or weak alliances cause war? It depends! If we are ally A, when should we want a strong alliance? When should we want a weak alliance? State A State B Ally A Ally B
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What does the evidence show? Early analyses show no consistent
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