Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/187117
Title:
IGOs, polarity, and the onset of war: A multivariate analysis.
Author:
Karahalios-Kutoroff, Irini.
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The present study focuses on IGOs and polarity to explain the onset of war in the international system. By testing six functional (economic, transportation, communications, law, social, technical), two neofunctional (regional, universal), and a political type of IGO, an inverse relationship between those types of intergovernmental organizations and the onset of war is found. Furthermore, when controlling for the characteristics of the system (bipolarity, multipolarity), the findings show that during bipolarity, IGOs are more likely to contribute to a decrease in the onset of war than during multipolarity. The findings not only confirm functionalist and neofunctionalist theory which proposes that nation-state cooperation in socio-economic issues ultimately help reduce the onset of war in the international system, but systems theory as well which claims that IGOs are more likely to contribute to peace during bipolarity rather than during multipolarity. Finally, when considering number of ICOs in the international system, the findings show that intergovernmental organizations are a stronger indicator in the variance of onset of war than when polarity is added as an intervening variable.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Political Science; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Sullivan, Michael P.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIGOs, polarity, and the onset of war: A multivariate analysis.en_US
dc.creatorKarahalios-Kutoroff, Irini.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKarahalios-Kutoroff, Irini.en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study focuses on IGOs and polarity to explain the onset of war in the international system. By testing six functional (economic, transportation, communications, law, social, technical), two neofunctional (regional, universal), and a political type of IGO, an inverse relationship between those types of intergovernmental organizations and the onset of war is found. Furthermore, when controlling for the characteristics of the system (bipolarity, multipolarity), the findings show that during bipolarity, IGOs are more likely to contribute to a decrease in the onset of war than during multipolarity. The findings not only confirm functionalist and neofunctionalist theory which proposes that nation-state cooperation in socio-economic issues ultimately help reduce the onset of war in the international system, but systems theory as well which claims that IGOs are more likely to contribute to peace during bipolarity rather than during multipolarity. Finally, when considering number of ICOs in the international system, the findings show that intergovernmental organizations are a stronger indicator in the variance of onset of war than when polarity is added as an intervening variable.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSullivan, Michael P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVolgy, Thomas J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilson, Clifton E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9531136en_US
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