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The diffusion of military intervention: Testing a network position approach
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Military Studies, War Studies Division.
2002 (English)In: International Interactions, ISSN 0305-0629, E-ISSN 1547-7444, Vol. 28, no 4, 355-377 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study assesses the fruitfulness of applying network analysis to diffusion of interstate military conflict. Specifically, the network position approach is applied in a statistical analysis, using a new global dataset of interstate military interventions in conflict systems, 1945-1991. We find that the network position approach is consistently supported, whereas competing or complementary approaches are less empirically successful. The findings reported in the present study can be utilized to refine the results of previous studies. While these show that interstate conflict diffusion tends to occur among contiguous states, the network position approach is able to identify which of the contiguous states are most likely to become targets of diffusion.

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2002. Vol. 28, no 4, 355-377 p.
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diffusion, military intervention, militarized interstate disputes, network analysis, alliance, uncertainty
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3927DOI: 10.1080/03050620190047652ISI: 000179320300003OAI: diva2:628467
Workshop on the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), 14-19 APRIL, 2000, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Available from: 2013-06-14 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2013-06-14Bibliographically approved

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