Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Shang Xuan Yeo
Conventional wisdom states that, in response to a rising threat, weaker states may choose either to balance against, or to bandwagon with, the threat. However, the states in Southeast Asia, in response to a rising China, exhibit behavior that conforms neither to pure balancing nor bandwagoning. This senior thesis seeks to understand why that is the case, and argues that, in a world of ambiguity, the domestic level of analysis becomes of greater importance in explaining state behavior.
Yeo, Shang Xuan, "Understanding the Behavior of Southeast Asian States vis-à-vis the Rise of China" (2016). CMC Senior Theses. 1336.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.