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Uniting States : voluntary union in world politics

Author: Joseph M Parent
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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What causes states to politically unify voluntarily? Uniting States develops a realist explanation of voluntary union and argues that unions are the balancing coalitions of last resort.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Parent, Joseph M.
Uniting States.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010053178
(OCoLC)696773008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Parent
ISBN: 9780199782239 0199782237
OCLC Number: 784947965
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages) : maps
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Explaining Political Union ; 3. Force, Fraud, and the Founding of the American Constitution ; 4. America's necessity ; 5. Switzerland, Staatenbund to Bundesstaat ; 6. The Liminal Union of Sweden and Norway ; 7. Bolivar's Dreams of Gran Colombia ; 8. Europe's American Idol ; 9. Conclusion ; Appendix: Machiavelli and the Missing Romulus
Responsibility: Joseph M. Parent.
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