The Origins of Revisionist and Status-Quo States

Author(s): 
Davidson, Jason W.
ISBN: 
1403971811
Date published: 
July 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
256

Explaining why some states seek the status quo and others seek revision in international relations, Davidson argues that governments pursuing revisionist policies are responding to powerful domestic groups, such as nationalists and those in the military, that believe they can defeat their rivals. He draws on examples of France, Italy and Great Britain to enhance understanding of a fundamental source of instability in international affairs.