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.
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(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Joao Resende-Santos
Joao 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.