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While territorial disputes have been an enduring feature of international politics for centuries, systematic knowledge about the origins, evolution, and termination of such disputes is limited. In Standing Your Ground: Territorial Disputes and International Conflict, Paul Huth, through an examination of 129 territorial disputes between 1950 and 1990, provides clear and compelling answers to such questions as: When are international borders likely to be disputed? When are territorial disputes likely to escalate to high levels of conflict? When will disputes be settled peacefully by compromise and concessions? Presented here is a new theoretical approach for analyzing the foreign policy behavior of states that integrates insights from traditional realist as well as domestic politics approaches to the study of foreign policy. Huth's approach is premised on the belief that powerful explanations of security policy must be built on the recognition that foreign policy leaders are domestic politicians who are very attentive to the domestic implications of foreign policy actions. Hypotheses derived from this new modified realist model are then empirically tested by a combination of statistical and case study analysis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472085200
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figure
Ch. 1 Why Study Territorial Disputes? 1
Ch. 2 The Concept of a Territorial Dispute 19
Ch. 3 A Modified Realist Model 33
Ch. 4 The Initiation and Persistence of Territorial Disputes 69
Ch. 5 Political and Military Conflict over Disputed Territory 103
Ch. 6 The Peaceful Resolution of Territorial Disputes 141
Ch. 7 Conclusion 181
Appendix A. Summary Description of Territorial Dispute Cases, 1950-90 195
Appendix B. Random Sample of Bordering States Not Involved in Territorial Disputes, 1950-90 252
Appendix C. Measurement of Exogenous Variables 256
Appendix D. Questions of Research Design and Statistical Analysis 264
Index 269
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