Offensive realism, differentiation theory, and the war in Ukraine

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 p...

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Autor Principal: Kleinschmidt J.
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Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2019
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22170
https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-018-0150-4
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spelling ir-10336-221702022-05-02T12:37:20Z Offensive realism, differentiation theory, and the war in Ukraine Kleinschmidt J. Civil society Empirical analysis Political conflict Political power Political theory War Russian federation Ukraine Conflict Differentiation theory Offensive realism Russia Ukraine World society 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. © 2018, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., part of Springer Nature. 2019 2020-05-25T23:55:40Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 17403898 13845748 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22170 https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-018-0150-4 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. instname:Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Civil society
Empirical analysis
Political conflict
Political power
Political theory
War
Russian federation
Ukraine
Conflict
Differentiation theory
Offensive realism
Russia
Ukraine
World society
spellingShingle Civil society
Empirical analysis
Political conflict
Political power
Political theory
War
Russian federation
Ukraine
Conflict
Differentiation theory
Offensive realism
Russia
Ukraine
World society
Kleinschmidt J.
Offensive realism, differentiation theory, and the war in Ukraine
description 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. © 2018, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., part of Springer Nature.
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title Offensive realism, differentiation theory, and the war in Ukraine
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title_full_unstemmed Offensive realism, differentiation theory, and the war in Ukraine
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publisher Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
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