By Ruike Xu
This booklet seeks to demystify the patience of the Anglo-American specified dating (AASR) within the post-Cold battle period through developing a brand new concept of alliance endurance. This concept of alliance patience not just has enhanced explanatory energy than the primary version of pursuits and sentiments, but additionally opens a brand new approach for knowing what elements have avoided the AASR from collapsing. This cutting edge new quantity fills the distance in AASR literature by means of targeting the real position of institutionalization in maintaining the AASR, an element that has been considerably missed in latest educational examine.
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In their eyes, the special relationship with the US hurts their national pride. Fraught with the air of anti-Americanism, Watt (1984, p. ix) argues that the special characters of Anglo-American relations usually disappointed those who tried to build on it. 144). 162). Rather than thinking that the US helps cushion the UK’s suffering from losing an empire, some hasty pessimists point out that the US played a major role in hastening the decline of the UK (Louis 1978; Watt 1984; Ingram 1997). The second reason is the disappearance of common threats.
Therefore, the variables “distribution of power” and “common threat” should be added into the theoretical framework of alliance persistence. The BOI alliance theory concerns itself with the balance of interests but it does not explain why allies have common interests. Hence, the variable “interest” is inappropriate to be used in the construction of a theory of alliance persistence. Furthermore, since both the 34 R. XU UK and the US are two of the largest beneficiaries from the current international order, there are still reasonable grounds for considering them as status quo states aiming to preserve what they already have.
Their arguments about “quality” and “importance” of a special relationship are strikingly similar. See Reynolds, D. (1986) A “Special Relationship”? America, Britain and the International Order since the Second World War. 4. 4. There are some literatures on the Anglo-American special economic relationship: Dobson, A. (1988) Politics of the Anglo-American Economic Special Relationship, 1940–87. Brighton: Wheatsheaf Books; Mckinney, J. and Dobson, A. (2013) The Anglo-American Economic Special Relationship: Special or Not.