Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power

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Why have states throughout history regularly underestimated dangers to their survival? Why have some states been able to mobilize their material resources effectively to balance against threats, while others have not been able to do so? The phenomenon of "underbalancing" is a common but woefully underexamined behavior in international politics. Underbalancing occurs when states fail to recognize dangerous threats, choose not to react to them, or respond in paltry and imprudent ways. It is a response that directly ...

Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power 2008, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691136462

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Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power 2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691124254

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