Was There a Balance of Power System in the Ancient Near East?

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dc.contributor.author Aissaoui, Alex
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-19T22:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-17T22:00:57Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-20
dc.identifier.citation Aissaoui , A 2019 , ' Was There a Balance of Power System in the Ancient Near East? ' , Diplomacy & Statecraft , vol. 30 , no. 3 , pp. 421-442 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2019.1641916
dc.identifier.other PURE: 98195560
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-4971-4114/work/60867267
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000481821600001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/326820
dc.description.abstract Although first explicitly coined in Renaissance Italy, the notion of a 'balance of power' - the conduct of state actors to meet the logics of power balancing - goes back to pre-modern times. Traditionally, scholars have looked to the Punic Wars and the early modern period as early evidence for the balance. However, the ancient Near East during the second-millennium BC has received far less attention. Yet Western Asia existed as an international arena of states fully integrated in a system based on interdependence and power balancing. In the field of International Relations, systematic analyses of this phase in world history remain under-developed. Accordingly, the question of when a systemic environment for the balancing behaviour existed for the first time has been addressed less in International Relations theory where the literature leans primarily on the European experience. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Diplomacy & Statecraft
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 517 Political science
dc.subject balance of power, ancient Mediterranean, Punic Wars, ancient Near East, International Relations theory
dc.subject HISTORY
dc.title Was There a Balance of Power System in the Ancient Near East? en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEE)
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Social Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2019.1641916
dc.relation.issn 0959-2296
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.relation.funder Academy of Finland

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