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dc.contributor.advisorCritchley, W. Harriet
dc.contributor.authorWohlfeld, Monika Johanna
dc.coverage.spatial200000791en
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T16:35:46Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T16:35:46Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationWohlfeld, M. J. (1993). Alliances as means for overcoming geopolitical constraints: a case study of central European alliance politics after 1989 (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/22519en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315832991en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30864
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 114-137.en
dc.description.abstractAlliances are considered central to the study of international relations, but traditional alliance literature fails to provide a viable framework for analysis of countries' alignment choices. This thesis tests Starr and Siverson's claim that a geopolitical approach to alliances fills this gap. It uses the case of Central European (Polish, Hungarian, Czechoslovak) alliance politics between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. It analyses the Central European leaders' perceptions of security threats and the foreign policy options pursued by them in response to these perceptions. It is argued that Central Europeans pursue alignment with Western powers as a means for dealing with perceived geopolitical and non-geopolitical constraints. The thesis concludes that Starr and Siverson's approach does not provide a viable tool for analyzing Central European alliance politics after the collapse of the Eastern bloc.
dc.format.extentiv, 137 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccDAW 1051 W64 1993en
dc.subject.lcshAlliances
dc.subject.lcshCentral Europe - Foreign relations
dc.subject.lcshCentral Europe - Politics and government - 20th century
dc.subject.lcshGeopolitics - Europe
dc.titleAlliances as means for overcoming geopolitical constraints: a case study of central European alliance politics after 1989
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/22519
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccDAW 1051 W64 1993en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 902 520541828


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.