Discord and Collaboration: Essays on International Politics by Professor Arnold Wolfers

By Professor Arnold Wolfers

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S. and other countries) abolish, as between the parties, the principle of neutrality, which pretends that a nation can best gain safety for itself by being indifferent to the fate of others. " DISCORD AND COLLABORATION 28 their welfare by collective measures. The British Commoninto the category of an arrangement among nations that there is no regional inwardregional base. As of today, common wealth falls has no directed arrangement that does not also pursue outward-directed defensive purposes or is not strongly influenced by an external threat.

Since nations, like nature, are abhor a vacuum, one could predict that the powerful nation would feel compelled to fill the vacuum with its own power. itself said to one considers the conditions of danger and opportunity, of and appetite that have to exist in order to produce anything approaching inexorable compulsion, one will see that the highly abstract model used by exponents of the states-as-actors theory cannot offer more than a first approximation to reality. Certainly the employment of the states-as-actors theory In predicting the outcome of a crisis in which less than extreme compulsions were operative would prove dangerously unreliable and would need to be strictly Yet, if fear qualified.

The controversial question is whether states fall into one category or the other primarily because and peoples or which they find theory which ignores of differences in the psychology of their leaders because of differences in the objective conditions in themselves. According to the states-as-actors the factor of possible psychological differences, objective or environmental factors alone can account for either a status quo or a revisionist attitude revisionist if and behavior. This theory expects denied the enjoyment of any of its a nation to be national core values, has or hopes to obtain enough power to enable it to seek satisfaction of its objectives.

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