Reminder: there is no class tomorrow (Thursday, 27 July). Class will resume on Friday, 28 July.
Chap. 3: Strategies of Opposition
What factors affect whether other states will oppose the
Why is “hard” balancing against the
What is “soft balancing”? What example of it does Walt give? What are the long-term dangers of “soft balancing” according to Walt? Do you think soft balancing is meaningful? Does it really matter?
What is Walt’s suggestion for how the
What are the three ways that states can balance internally
Do you agree that the reason
What is “balking” as a strategy of opposition? What states
have done it? How much of a problem for
How is binding different from “soft balancing”? Why is Walt skeptical that it will be effective in case of national security? Is it effective in other types of situations?
To what extent is de-legitimating a strategy that opponents
Why does legitimacy matter, according to Walt?
Chap. 4: Strategies of Accommodation
Are states bandwagoning with the