Before the Last Domino: Refining Rivalry

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R Joseph Huddleston

Seton Hall University - John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Date Written: May 8, 2013

Abstract

In this essay, I outline the concept of rivalry as it currently stands, its foundational elements and evolution, and I propose a broader conceptualization of rivalry that promises to explain armed conflict between states that previous models fail to recognize as resulting from rivalry. I evaluate the current working definitions and conceptualizations of interstate rivalry, and I outline the utility of the concept of rivalry for explaining conflict, asserting that, in seeking to explain conflict, rivalry cannot be defined only by conflict, as current authors continue to do.

Keywords: rivalry, conflict

Suggested Citation

Huddleston, R Joseph, Before the Last Domino: Refining Rivalry (May 8, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2727867 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2727867

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Seton Hall University - John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations ( email )

South Orange, NJ 07079
United States

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