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The Outbreak of the Great War in the Theory of International Relations
Journal Title: RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE 
Author/s: Gabriele Natalizia 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 51-63 FullText PDF:  794 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SA2014-003004
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On the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War can a contribution still be made to the scientific debate on this theme? The aim of the author is to introduce the main interpretations of the causes of the conflict advanced by the leading scholars of International Relations, adding a brief historical verification. The choice was to restrict the scope of the survey to the interpretive paradigms that placed at the core of the analysis the so-called "security dilemma", that weighed on the relations among the Great Powers of Europe in the phase before the Sarajevo assassination. The progressive deterioration of this dynamic has been explained either by a "reductionist" approach - tying it to the affirmation of the offensive military doctrines and to the influence of socio-economic factors - or with a - system level theory - emphasizing the interaction with the formation process of alliances.
Keywords: Security dilemma, military strategy, alliances.

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Gabriele Natalizia, The Outbreak of the Great War in the Theory of International Relations in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 3/2014, pp. 51-63, DOI:10.3280/SA2014-003004

   

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