Nýjasta útgáfan í ritröð Rannsóknaseturs um smáríki er grein eftir Tim
Sveijs sem stundar doktorsnám við King´s College í London. Hann er
jafnframt fræðimaður við The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies í
Hollandi. Greinina, sem skrifuð er á ensku, má nálgast hvort sem er í
prenti eða rafrænt hjá stofnuninni.
International politics is generally viewed as a game played by the great powers, in which the lesser powers have no substantial say. In trying to account for variation in the stability of the international system most of the academic literature focuses therefore exclusively on great powers… This study argues that two characteristics of the international system are essential: the tightness of alliance systems and the stability of the hierarchy.
Tim Sveijs is a researcher at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) in the Netherlands. He is pursuing a PhD at the Department of War Studies of King´s College, London.