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Turkish Foreign Policy in Cyprus and Azerbaijan: A Structural Realist Interpretation

Bell, Samuel Michael
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Bell, Samuel Michael
Abstract
This thesis demonstrates that the exercise of assertive foreign policy by Turkey in the cases examined was a function of a composite variable called geopolitical constraint, composed of the interpreted probability of Soviet or Russian reciprocation, the degree of leverage exercised by the American executive on Turkish decision-making, and the presence of a regional hegemonic threat to assertive policy. It is important to note that no one of the above three factors is sufficient as an explanatory variable. Nor is the claim made that any one is a necessary condition. Rather, any combination of them, if resulting in a low value of the composite variable geopolitical constraint, does serve as a sufficient explanation of assertive policy outcome.  
Language
English
Date Received
20170928
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs , MA (Master of Arts), 1996
Published Date
1996
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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