Status inconsistency and international war: exploring the effects of systemic change

T. J. Volgy, S. Mayhall

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Abstract

This article refocuses on the relationship between status inconsistency and the frequency of wars in the international system. It argues that status inconsistency is related to the occurrence of war only under certain conditions in the system, but as those systemic conditions change, then status consistency will correlate with the frequency of wars. The international system between 1950 and 1987 is divided into two periods, relecting substantial changes in system dynamics. The evidence shows that in the earlier period status inconsistency does correlate with war, while in the latter period the sign of the relationship is reversed. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-84
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Studies Quarterly
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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