INTL 4770 Final Study Guide

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INTL 4770 Final Study Guide 02:42 Collective Security Requires: 1. Favorable balance of power and 2. Credibility  Alliances and the Security Dilemma Alliances form because some states want more than a modest amount of security and  because states fear that other states will get allies  Alliance goals: 1. Be on strongest alliances and 2. Have highest net gain of alliance  benefits Secondary alliance dilemma: entrapment vs. abandonment (inversely related)  Entrapment: state is dragged into a conflict because of an alliance when it doesn’t share  the other’s interests 1. When state is more dependent on alliance and 2. Stronger commitment to ally strong commitments: 1. Reduce bargaining leverage over allies 2. Foreclose options of  realignment 3. Solidify the enemy alliance 4. Risks of entrapment increase 5. Reassure  ally 6. Decrease abandonment risks  weak commitments: 1. Gain bargaining leverage over allies 2. Preserve realignment  options 3. Doesn’t solidify enemy alliance 4. Risks of entrapment decrease 5.  Abandonment risks increase 6. Doesn’t reassure allies  What determines choice? Relative dependence on alliance Explicitness in alliance agreement Degree of strategic interest in defending each other Degree to which own interests are in conflict with allies
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course INTL 4770 taught by Professor Berejikian during the Fall '10 term at UGA.

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