power and misconceptions of image and intention that happen frequently during

Power and misconceptions of image and intention that

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power, and misconceptions of image and intention that happen frequently during revolutions and in new revolutionary governments that can be warning signs. It is important for all states to be familiar with the balance of threat and to know how to recognize warning signs of an abusive government power. Halliday stands firm in his theory that war between states leads to revolutions, the exact opposite of Walt’s theory. Halliday argues that wars between states erupt because of “rationally decided aggression” rather than the “internalization of social conflict”, this belief is in direct contradiction with Walt’s theory of the relationship between revolution and war (Halliday 207). He asserts that the power and impact that revolutions hold has been watered down to just plain violence when examined through the lens of international relations. “With the rise of behaviourism, the concept of ‘revolution’ along with that of the state, was dissolved into a spectrum of violence and ‘internal war’ that denied it analytic and historical specificity (Halliday 207)”. Halliday blames the loss of historical meaning and significance behind revolutions on the uprising of behaviorism which was promoted by Walt. “Neo-realism in its Waltzian version, casting all references to internal and transnational processes as 'reductionist', has in its turn blocked off consideration of the interaction- of international and internal change” (Halliday 207). Halliday has contributed the wide disregard of revolutions as anything more meaningful than violent outbursts within a state and against its government to Walt and his balance of threat. Halliday also states that the disregard for revolutions is due to a “mutual neglect” between the two realms of revolutions and international relations (Halliday 207). Halliday identifies three factors that have not contributed to the mutual neglect and have produced interaction between the
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world of international relations and revolutions “There is, first of all, a body of literature within
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