Thinking outside the bloc: Explaining the foreign policies of small states

Giorgi Gvalia, David Siroky, Bidzina Lebanidze, Zurab Iashvili

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What explains change and continuity in the foreign policy behavior of small states? Given the proliferation of small states over the past century, this topic has received relatively little systematic attention. When researchers do focus on small states, the emphasis has been on external and international factors, and the primary conclusion has been that small states are more likely to bandwagon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-131
Number of pages34
JournalSecurity Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science

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