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Triggering a balance of power

Bruno, Thomas LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 1998 Richard Rosecrace wrote that there was no attempts to balance against the growing power of the European Union. Today the statement by Rosecrance has been falsified by a balancing behaviour by the Russian Federation and CIS member states.
In this thesis I search for the trigger to this change in behaviour. The thesis builds a theoretical framework based on neorealist theory and balance of power theory through which types of actions that can cause balancing behaviour to occur is identified. Typically these actions must generate a perception of threat to trigger balancing behaviour. This set of hypothetical actions is thereafter matched with events from 2005 to 2015.
The thesis conclude that there is a balancing behaviour against... (More)
In 1998 Richard Rosecrace wrote that there was no attempts to balance against the growing power of the European Union. Today the statement by Rosecrance has been falsified by a balancing behaviour by the Russian Federation and CIS member states.
In this thesis I search for the trigger to this change in behaviour. The thesis builds a theoretical framework based on neorealist theory and balance of power theory through which types of actions that can cause balancing behaviour to occur is identified. Typically these actions must generate a perception of threat to trigger balancing behaviour. This set of hypothetical actions is thereafter matched with events from 2005 to 2015.
The thesis conclude that there is a balancing behaviour against the EU and that it is led by Russia. A combination of actions from the side of EU; expansion, Common Defence and Security Policy and deployment of military to the Russian-Georgian border is thought to have triggerd the balancing behaviour. (Less)
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In 1998 Richard Rosecrace wrote that there was no attempts to balance against the growing power of the European Union. Today the statement by Rosecrance has been falsified by a balancing behaviour by the Russian Federation and CIS member states.
In this thesis I search for the trigger to this change in behaviour. The thesis builds a theoretical framework based on neorealist theory and balance of power theory through which types of actions that can cause balancing behaviour to occur is identified. Typically these actions must generate a perception of threat to trigger balancing behaviour. This set of hypothetical actions is thereafter matched with events from 2005 to 2015.
The thesis conclude that there is a balancing behaviour against... (More)
In 1998 Richard Rosecrace wrote that there was no attempts to balance against the growing power of the European Union. Today the statement by Rosecrance has been falsified by a balancing behaviour by the Russian Federation and CIS member states.
In this thesis I search for the trigger to this change in behaviour. The thesis builds a theoretical framework based on neorealist theory and balance of power theory through which types of actions that can cause balancing behaviour to occur is identified. Typically these actions must generate a perception of threat to trigger balancing behaviour. This set of hypothetical actions is thereafter matched with events from 2005 to 2015.
The thesis conclude that there is a balancing behaviour against the EU and that it is led by Russia. A combination of actions from the side of EU; expansion, Common Defence and Security Policy and deployment of military to the Russian-Georgian border is thought to have triggerd the balancing behaviour. (Less)
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author
Bruno, Thomas LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Has the EU triggered Russia to balance against it? Thomas
course
STVK02 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
European Union, Russia, Balance of Power, trigger, threat
language
English
id
8514650
date added to LUP
2016-02-02 13:54:41
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2016-02-02 13:54:41
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  abstract     = {In 1998 Richard Rosecrace wrote that there was no attempts to balance against the growing power of the European Union. Today the statement by Rosecrance has been falsified by a balancing behaviour by the Russian Federation and CIS member states.
In this thesis I search for the trigger to this change in behaviour. The thesis builds a theoretical framework based on neorealist theory and balance of power theory through which types of actions that can cause balancing behaviour to occur is identified. Typically these actions must generate a perception of threat to trigger balancing behaviour. This set of hypothetical actions is thereafter matched with events from 2005 to 2015.
The thesis conclude that there is a balancing behaviour against the EU and that it is led by Russia. A combination of actions from the side of EU; expansion, Common Defence and Security Policy and deployment of military to the Russian-Georgian border is thought to have triggerd the balancing behaviour.},
  author       = {Bruno, Thomas},
  keyword      = {European Union,Russia,Balance of Power,trigger,threat},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Triggering a balance of power},
  year         = {2016},
}