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Economic Geography, Political Layout And Asymmetric Interdependence

Posted on:2014-10-31Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:Q B GaoFull Text:PDF
GTID:2176330434470954Subject:International relations
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There’s an interesting puzzle in the international relations that asymmetrical economic interdependence doesn’t bring effective power. The less dependent actor which is predominant in an interdependent dyad couldn’t transform its economic influence into political influence by using economic means, and thus fails to exert its power over the more dependent actor. Based on existing literature, the author constructs a new explanatory model by utilizing economic geography and political bloc, and argues that whether economic geography can match with the political bloc is crucial to the power from asymmetric economic interdependence. The case study of Russia taking advantage of its predominant position to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO bolsters core viewpoint presented by this article.
Keywords/Search Tags:Economic geography, Political Bloc, Asymmetrical interdependence, power
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