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This concept will be analyzed in relation to the role of identity-building in the formation of collective security arrangements. Coercion has been one of the indispensable stimulants in state building. It is evident that anything, which is gained  with coercion, is exposed to threat and thus to implicit vulnerability, as it is not achieved with the free will cooperation of others. Corollary to this logic, it can be said that as states are the product of coercion, they are exposed to threats against their security. Naturally, the essential minimum activities of a state have also been related to the use of coercion. Of these essential activities, war making and protection are directly related to coercion. One can therefore readily understand that security has always been a matter of critical importance for states since their existence is coercion-based.  It is  also evident that in this course of coercion-based international affairs, states resorted also to collective security efforts in various forms ranging from collations to even pacts and alliances that would in turn help their own security...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Hasan Ulusoy
Hasan Ulusoy
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
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