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dc.contributor.advisorCarrick, P.M.
dc.contributor.authorDelp, Larry Eugene.
dc.dateSeptember 1973
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:50:58Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:50:58Z
dc.date.issued1973-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/16576
dc.description.abstractIt has been claimed that the United States is bearing a disproportionate share of the burden of the alliance system in which it is involved. In this thesis, two prominent concepts used for explaining military alliances, balance of power and the theory of collective goods , were studied to determine if they provide precise answers on the subject of burden-sharing. It was concluded that the balance of power philosophy is far too subjective to provide any precise answer. On the other hand, the theory of collective goods, as authored by Olson and Zeckhauser, yields the conclusion that a positive correlation exists between the size of a country's income and the size of its contribution to the alliance. However, their conclusion holds only when the alliance is in equilibrium and when their other assumptions are met. It is, therefore, of limited applicability.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/economicburdensh1094516576
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEconomic burden-sharing in military alliances.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWhipple, David
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Research and Administrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorMilitary Alliancesen_US
dc.subject.authorEconomic Burden sharingen_US
dc.subject.authorTheory of Collective goodsen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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