Weak States in International Relations Theory

The Cases of Armenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lebanon, and Cambodia

Authors: Kassab, Hanna Samir

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This book seeks to explain why weak states exist within the international system. Using the cases of Armenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lebanon, and Cambodia, the author argues that, if a state is weak and vulnerable, then it can practice an unexpected degree of relative autonomy unfettered by great powers.

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Hanna Samir Kassab is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Northern Michigan University, USA. He has published articles on International Relations Theory, National Security, politics of the Far-right and Nationalism, acts of Political Suicide, and Foreign Policy.

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'Since the field of international relations is dominated by varieties of realism, especially structural realism, it is largely irrelevant for understanding the policies of 95 percent of the states in the world. It really focuses on the competitive relations of the great powers and little else. In this innovative study Hanna Kassab demonstrates that, with modifications of a few of its assumptions, a realist perspective can help one understand that the behavior of weak states is not limited to bandwagoning.'

Roger E. Kanet, University of Miami, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kassab, Hanna Samir

    Pages 1-25

  • International Security and Weak States

    Kassab, Hanna Samir

    Pages 27-41

  • Weak State Vulnerability as an Intervening Variable

    Kassab, Hanna Samir

    Pages 43-64

  • Interests in Terms of Survival: The Function of Weak States

    Kassab, Hanna Samir

    Pages 65-86

  • Strength in Weakness: Weak State Opportunistic Behavior

    Kassab, Hanna Samir

    Pages 87-102

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54389-9
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54388-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Weak States in International Relations Theory
Book Subtitle
The Cases of Armenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lebanon, and Cambodia
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Hanna Samir Kassab
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54389-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137543899
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54388-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 242
Topics