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2002 - American Political Science Association Pages: 33 pages || Words: 12211 words || 
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1. Lee, Geunwook. "Taking Alliances Seriously: Alliances as International Institution and Alliance Cooperation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Sheraton Boston & Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Aug 28, 2002 <Not Available>. 2019-10-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p65582_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: I address the issue of alliances cooperation: the specific puzzle is what determines the level of alliance cooperation. I argue that allies honor their alliance when their alliance relationship is institutionalized to generate military interdependence. In contrast with realist theories, I suggest that the alliance institutionalization, not offense-defense balance or threat, determines alliance cooperation.
To test my argument, I will control the level of threat by generating a selection bias intentionally in a following way. The value of the dependent variable, the level of alliance cooperation, is observed in times of non-peaceful and dangerous contingencies whose level of threat is high. In addition to control the level of threat, the relationship between the level of threat and the level of alliance institutionalization is also explored in order to measure the true effect of it.


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