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Small States in World PoliticsThe Story of Small State Survival, 1648-2016$
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Matthias Maass

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082733

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082733.001.0001

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Introducing small state survival as a historical phenomenon

Introducing small state survival as a historical phenomenon

(p.1) 1 Introducing small state survival as a historical phenomenon
Small States in World Politics

Matthias Maass

Manchester University Press

Chapter 1 describes the overall project, the study of small state survival. It points out the immediate policy relevance and the niche in existing scholarship that is targeted. Generally speaking, the how and why of small state survival remains critically important but also only partially understood. A further examination of existing scholarship places this study in context. It identifies where it links up with previous efforts and how the current debates will be challenged and advanced. Having thus placed the study in the scholarly context, it presents its analytical framework. Overall, the investigation proceeds within the broad theoretical paradigm of Realism, enhanced with insights from the English School. The chapter ends with annotated road map of the following chapters.

Keywords:   Small states studies, Agenda, Paradox of small states survival, Survival

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