Orbit Theory: Proceedings by G. Birkhoff (ed.)

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Who decides when to react and how? Who pays for reaction or the costs of preparation? 34 If everything depends on the circumstances, the rule-governed character of the procedure will disappear and simultaneously, the system's deterrent force. It will start to seem like just another context for balancing. 35 THE LIMITS OF REALISM: THEORY VS. ENGAGEMENT These theses are powerful. They show that it would be false to describe decision-making within the UN Security Council as rule application in the abstract fashion in which 'collective security' has often been portrayed.

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19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 27 Stephen D. Krasner, 'Compromising Westphalia', International Security Vol. 3 (Winter 199516), p. 115. John Gerard Ruggie, 'Territoriality and Beyond: Problematizing Modernity in International Relations', International Organization Vol. 1 (Winter 1993), p. 165. Robert W. Cox, Production, Power, and World Order: Social Forces in the Making of History, New York: Columbia University Press, 1987, p. 13. Cox, Production, Power and World Order, p.

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