Accession Number:

AD0728579

Title:

A Status-Field Theory of International Relations

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Two theories and considered which are current in theoretical and empirical international relations research. One is field theory, based on the idea that nation similarities and differences cause international behavior. The other is status theory, derived largely from the sociological status literature, which argues that international behavior is cased by status rank and disequilibrium. Both can be combined to postulate that status dependent, dyadic, cooperative, and conflict behavior of economically developed nations is inversely related to their power differences and that such behavior of economically underdeveloped nations is inversely related to their economic development differences.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE