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South Asia offers another theater in which balance of power logic might be expected to hold sway due to the presence of two dominant rivalries: IndiaPakistan and India-China. C. Thomas argues in Chapter 11 that in the land of Kautilya it was bandwagoning and not power balancing that characterized the behavior of political units in the precolonial period. Balancing strategies such as the creation of buffer states were introduced by the British to prevent other extra-regional powers, especially Russia, from winning control of the huge Asian land mass.

The ambiguity of the concept is well captured by Haas, who attaches eight meanings to balance of power. ” Ernst B. ” World Politics 5 (July 1953): 442–77. 6. ), Parity and War (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996); Randolph M. Siverson and Michael P. Sullivan, “The Distribution of Power and the Onset of War,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 27 (September 1983): 473–94; Wayne H. : Lexington, 1973). 7. Inis L. Claude, Power and International Relations (New York: Random House, 1964), 56; Ferris, Power Capabilities of Nation States, 15.

On the preventive motivation for war, especially for declining powers, see Dale C. Copeland, The Origins of Major War (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000). 9. : Harvard University Press, 1957), 34–41; Stephen M. Walt, “Alliance Formation and the Balance of World Power,” International Security 9 (Spring 1985): 3–43; Stanley Hoffmann, “Balance of Power,” in David L. ), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, vol. 1 (New York: Macmillan, 1968), 507. 10. Waltz, Theory of International Politics, 126–27.

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