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Ameliorating the security dilemma: structural and perceptual approaches to strategic reform

Butfoy, Andrew


According to the international relations literature, the security dilemma poses a significant threat to peace. Much of the literature goes on to suggest that an obvious way to mitigate this threat would be to shift planning towards non-offensive defence. Despite having some merit, there are a couple of weaknesses with the approach. First, it tends to be rather abstract and mechanistic: it tends to be based on the idea that the security dilemma is a product of the structure (rather than the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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