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Neorealism, States, and the Modern Mass Army


  • Date Published: October 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521689656

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  • Examines why countries imitate the military systems of one another. A book of theory and history, it builds on and extends the most influential theory in international relations - neorealism. It offers an alternative account for emulation and convergence in the international system. It explains why states make certain choices in how to organize, prepare, and fight wars, and how international structures shape their choices. The work develops a neglected area of neorealism, applies it in new ways, widens its explanatory scope, and offers three rich - and uncommon - historical cases based on archival research.

    • Develops a neglected aspect of neorealist theory
    • Points to a possible neorealist theory of the state
    • Rich and uncommon historical case studies, based on archival research
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521689656
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.444kg
    • contains: 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Military emulation in the international system
    2. Theory of military emulation
    3. Arms and states in nineteenth century South America
    4. Military emulation in Chile, 1885–1914
    5. Military emulation in Argentina, 1895–1930
    6. Military emulation in Brazil, 1870–1930
    7. Conclusion.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Contemporary IR Theory
    • International Relations - International Security
  • Author

    Joao Resende-Santos, Bentley College, Massachusetts
    João Resende-Santos is Assistant Professor of Government in the Department of International Studies at Bentley College. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Resende-Santos has published articles in Security Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, and Latin American Research Review. He is co-founder of an international development consulting firm, and is a Research Fellow at the Cronin International Center, Bentley College.

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