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dc.contributor.advisorMoltz, James Clay
dc.contributor.authorKoo, Boncheul.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:49Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:49Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4412
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis addresses the importance of ideational determinants of cohesion or discord in the Northeast Asian alliances in which the United States has major security interests. Numerous studies have explored the rationale, substance and purpose of these alliances. However, previous studies have been dominated by realists and related balance of power/threat/self-interest approaches and do not provide a clear explanation for unexpected developments among existing alliances. In explaining recent changes within the alliances, relatively little attention has been given to alternative approaches, such as social constructivism. By applying social constructivist theory to the PRC-DPRK and U.S.-ROK alliances in a comparative study, this thesis finds that the increasing divergence of PRC and DPRK identity, values, perception of common interests, and security concerns has led to growing discord and mistrust in their alliance, while the increasing convergence of thinking and common values between Washington and Seoul has become a stronger foundation for their alliance. The thesis concludes with some theoretical and practical implications, as well as policy recommendations for enhancing alliance cohesion.en_US
dc.format.extentxvi, 130 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshCohesionen_US
dc.subject.lcshAlliancesen_US
dc.titleThe impact of changes in state identity on alliance cohesion in Northeast Asiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKnopf, Jeffrey W.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceRepublic of Korea Navy author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc503114723
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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