Grand Strategies of Weak States and Great Powers

  • Hanna Samir┬áKassab

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-24
    2. Hanna Samir Kassab
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    3. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 81-108
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-110
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
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  6. Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 215-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-253

About this book


Grand strategies can be thought of as overall survival strategies of states of all states. Great powers seek survival against other great powers seeking to undermine their power, position determining prestige-seeking behavior as psychotic and destructive. Weak states suffer from systemic vulnerabilities and trade whatever political power they have to a great power for economic assistance. If enough weak states support a particular great power, then that great power will become more powerful relative to competitors. This forms an international system fashioned by these transactions. 

Hanna Samir Kassab is Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University, USA.


World System Theory international system of anarchy grand strategies of weak states and great powers systemic vulnerabilities trading political support for aid systemic practice

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanna Samir┬áKassab
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceNorthern Michigan UniversityMarquette, MIUSA

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