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Published: 22 June 2020

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780190078249

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Perils of Plenty

Arctic Resource Competition and the Return of the Great Game

Jonathan N. Markowitz

  • Provides the most complete theory to date of why some states have a stronger interest in projecting power to seek control over resources than others
  • Tests the predictions from this theory by leveraging a natural experiment caused by climate change in the Arctic that rapidly exposed natural resources in a contestable area
  • Employs three original quantitative datasets and in-depth qualitative case studies that rigorously demonstrate that states reacted to this shock as the theory predicted they would

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