Who Commands, Who Obeys, and Who Rebels

Latin American security in a peripheral-realist perspective

Authored by: Carlos Escudé

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415718691
eBook ISBN: 9781315867908
Adobe ISBN: 9781317965091

10.4324/9781315867908.ch4

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Abstract

“The strong do what they can; the weak suffer what they must.” In this brief and brilliant formula, the interstate hierarchy often ignored by mainstream, Anglo-American international relations (IR) theory was encapsulated two and a half millennia ago by a Greek genius, Thucydides.

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