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dc.contributor.advisorAydınlı, Erselen_US
dc.contributor.authorDenk, Aytaçen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:17:33Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:17:33Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15367
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 196-207.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe bulk of studies on the balance of power, which constitutes balance of power theory, suggest that only states are involved in balance of power dynamics. This thesis maintains that exclusion of non-state actors (NSAs) from balance of power dynamics constitutes a significant gap in balance of power theory. This gap originates from a failure to notice fundamental changes in the structure of, and actorness in, world politics. As a result of these macro level and micro level changes, NSAs became both motivated and capable of balancing against states. This thesis evaluates Al Qaeda’s challenge against the United States as a case study of balancing behavior. A close examination of its discourse reveals that Al Qaeda is motivated to balance against America while mechanisms that it uses demonstrate that the organization is capable of engaging in such balancing. This balancing behavior has not only undermined American power but also appears to be playing a role in global power distribution dynamics in world politics. This thesis is, in short, an attempt to fill the theoretical and empirical gap that exists in balance of power theory. It concludes that the full potential of balance of power theory can be realized only by extending its boundaries to cover the postinternational world structure and thus opening it up to NSAs.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDenk, Aytaçen_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 207 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectThe Balance of Poweren_US
dc.subjectBalancingen_US
dc.subjectPostinternationalen_US
dc.subjectState-centric Worlden_US
dc.subjectMulti-centric Worlden_US
dc.subjectNon-State Actoren_US
dc.subjectAl Qaedaen_US
dc.subject.lccJZ1313 .D45 2008en_US
dc.subject.lcshBalance of power.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld politics.en_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relations--Political aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational security.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSecurity, International.en_US
dc.titleBalance of power theory meets Al Qaeda : dynamics of non-state actor balancing in postinternational politicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB109221


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