New PDF release: Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military

By Sarah E. Kreps

ISBN-10: 0199753792

ISBN-13: 9780199753796

ISBN-10: 0199753806

ISBN-13: 9780199753802

Why does the us occasionally search multilateral help for its army interventions? while does it as an alternative dodge foreign associations and intrude unilaterally? In Coalitions of Convenience, a entire learn folks army interventions within the post-Cold conflict period, Sarah Kreps exhibits that opposite to traditional knowledge, even superpowers have robust incentives to intrude multilaterally: coalitions confer legitimacy and supply how one can percentage the expensive burdens of struggle. regardless of those benefits, multilateralism comes with expenditures: multilateral responses are usually diplomatic battles of attrition within which reluctant allies carry out for part funds in alternate for his or her consent. a strong state's willingness to paintings multilaterally, then, is dependent upon its time horizons--how it values the longer term as opposed to the current. States with long-term--those that don't face quick threats--see multilateralism as a power-conserving technique over the years. States with shorter-term horizons will locate the expediency of unilateralism extra appealing. a scientific account of the way multilateral coalitions functionality, Coalitions of Convenience additionally considers the wider results of energy on overseas associations and what the increase of China may well suggest for foreign cooperation and conflict.

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