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Power growth and decay and conflict behavior in dyadic rivalries: A dynamic model

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Title: Power growth and decay and conflict behavior in dyadic rivalries: A dynamic model
Author(s): Kadera, Kelly Michele
Department / Program: Political Science
Discipline: Political Science
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): Political Science, General Political Science, International Law and Relations
Abstract: This dissertation studies the dynamic relationship between two competing nations' power levels and their conflictual behavior toward one another. A formal model is developed by drawing on the balance of power and power transition literatures. The model, a system of differential equations, is then analyzed in order to answer several substantive questions generated from the balance of power-power transition debate. For example, under what conditions do power transitions occur, i.e., why do some rivalries experience transitions while others do not? What are the behavioral consequences of power transitions, or what level of conflict should we expect from a rivalry in transition? Which rival nation, the weaker or the stronger, is most conflictual? Last, an empirical test of the model is offered, using the Correlates of War data on power levels for major nations and Militarized Interstate Dispute data on dyadic conflict behavior.
Issue Date: 1995
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/19897
Rights Information: Copyright 1995 Kadera, Kelly Michele
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog: AAI9543617
OCLC Identifier: (UMI)AAI9543617
 

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