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Why the bear kicked the hornet’s nest: Causal processes of Russian foreign policy on Syria
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines causal mechanisms of the process leading up to the Russian military intervention in Syria that began in September 2015. It aims to concretize the causal processes of three different hypotheses that are based on commonplace assumptions of Russian foreign policy on Syria. It thoroughly explores three different causal paths, mapping events that may have had implications to the apparent change of heart within the Russian leadership. The paper analyses the relevance of these processes through a rational choice theory framework. 

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2017. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Russia, Syria, military intervention, rational choice theory, rational actor model, bounded rationality, process-tracing, causal process
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-313994OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-313994DiVA, id: diva2:1068607
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Political Science
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Freestanding course
Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-25 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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