Offensive realism, differentiation theory, and the war in Ukraine

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In this article, I shall demonstrate that several of the arguments made in favour of an offensive realist explanation of Russian actions in Ukraine as part of a power balancing process are inconsistent both with available empirical knowledge of the conflict in Ukraine and with the structural logic postulated by offensive realist theory itself. Rather than a conflict about power in a material sense, I will argue that the war in Ukraine is better understood as a conflict about the incompatibility of the Russian state structure to cope with the imperatives of functional differentiation as understood by theories of world society.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
PublicaciónInternational Politics
EstadoPublished - abr 26 2018

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Ukraine
realism
functional differentiation
world society
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En: International Politics, 26.04.2018.

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