Weak States in International Relations Theory

The Cases of Armenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lebanon, and Cambodia

  • Authors
  • Hanna┬áSamir┬áKassab

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 1-25
  3. Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 27-41
  4. Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 103-120
  5. Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 121-162
  6. Hanna Samir Kassab
    Pages 209-216
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-242

About this book


This book seeks to explain why weak states exist within the international system. Using the cases of Armenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lebanon, and Cambodia, the author argues that, if a state is weak and vulnerable, then it can practice an unexpected degree of relative autonomy unfettered by great powers.


International relations theory International Relations Foreign Policy International Security Economic Development International Political Economy State behavior State Building International System Small States Weak States Middle Powers Theory Building Armenia St. Kitts and Nevis Cambodia Lebanon US foreign policy Russian foreign policy Iranian foreign policy economy foreign policy international relations Policy political economy

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