Date Thesis Awarded

5-2009

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Government

Advisor

Amy Oakes

Committee Member

Dennis A. Smith

Committee Member

Christine Westberg

Abstract

This project examines the phenomenon of weaker states attacking stronger adversaries in the international system. It draws on the existing literature and establishes an argument based on the Offense-Defense balance, explaining that states' perceptions of a favorable offense-defense balance is crucial to explaining their decision-making and the timing of war initiation.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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