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dc.contributor.authorAbramowicz, Victor
dc.contributor.supervisorAlexey Muravieven_US
dc.contributor.supervisorShannon Forden_US

This dissertation investigates if nations are generally driven towards war or peace; how countries’ individual predispositions towards violence can be identified; and when conflict is likeliest to occur, based on balances of power. These questions are addressed through a mixed qualitative- quantitative test of Defensive Realism, Offensive Realism, and Balance of Power and Power Transition Theory. The outcomes show States generally favour peace; assessing nations’ strategies reveals their predispositions; and that power imbalances enable conflict.

dc.publisherCurtin Universityen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace: Measuring Military Power and Testing Structural Realism in the South China Seaen_US
curtin.departmentSchool of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiryen_US
curtin.accessStatusOpen accessen_US
curtin.contributor.orcidAbramowicz, Victor [0000-0001-6068-0288]en_US

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