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Regime Security, Alliances, and Inter-Arab Politics

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033075
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039558 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033075.003.0001
Regime Security, Alliances, and Inter-Arab Politics

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This chapter examines international alliances, regime security and inter-Arab politics. It proposes the regime security perspective as an alternative to the Neorealist approach to alignment and alliance politics. It explains that this alternative approach emphasizes the different empirical realities faced by states in the Arab Middle East and throughout the developing world. It re-evaluates the key aspects of international relations theory in the Third World and suggests that alignments for post-colonial states are far more than simply deterministic responses to systemic security stimuli.

Keywords: international alliances; regime security; inter-Arab politics; Neorealist approach; Arab Middle East; international relations; Third World

Chapter.  8067 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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