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dc.contributor.authorPerez, Luis Ricardoen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-20T08:00:28Zen
dc.date.available2016-10-20T08:00:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-10-19en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:9075en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73306en
dc.description.abstractBy some accounts, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) created a paradigm shift in American foreign policy whereby terrorist organizations receive a lot more attention than they did prior to 9/11, especially in terms of U.S. military intervention. Moreover, some argue that this represents a shift in international politics whereby non-state actors have more power than they did before 9/11. However, others maintain that terrorism in the post-9/11 era is indicative of continuity in international politics. They argue that despite any of the immediate consequences of using military force to respond to the 9/11 attacks, the distribution of capabilities among states in the international system has not changed from the pre-9/11 era. This thesis empirically tests the notion of continuity in international politics through a case study of U.S. military intervention and threat perception. This research analyzes how these two concepts evolve from the post-Cold War era into the post-9/11 era. To the extent that U.S. military intervention and threat perception are comparable before and after 9/11, this is indicative of continuity in international politics. Conversely, contrast across 9/11 indicates change in international politics. Though this thesis finds considerable empirical evidence supporting continuity in international politics in the post-9/11 world, it also finds empirical evidence for change which cannot be ignored.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectMilitary Interventionen
dc.subjectThreat Perceptionen
dc.subjectNon-State Actorsen
dc.subjectInternational Relationsen
dc.titleThreat Perception, Non-State Actors, and U.S. Military Intervention after 9/11en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
dc.contributor.committeechairStivachtis, Yannis A.en
dc.contributor.committeechairPourchot, Georgeta V.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDixit, Priyaen


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