On the Definition and Measurement of Small Power Status

@article{Vyrynen1971OnTD,
  title={On the Definition and Measurement of Small Power Status},
  author={R. V{\"a}yrynen},
  journal={Cooperation and Conflict},
  year={1971},
  volume={6},
  pages={102 - 91}
}
  • R. Väyrynen
  • Published 1 March 1971
  • Philosophy
  • Cooperation and Conflict
This article is aimed at describing and defining small power status. Definitions can explain either the extensional or intensional meaning of a concept. The intensional way of defining a concept is selected and on this basis the following possible defining characteristics of small powers are explored: low rank, high degree of penetration by environment, a given type of behavior, a distinct role and conflicting interests. The investigation leads to the conclusion that low rank is apparently the… 

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