University at Albany

Identifying Threats and Threatening Identities (2006)
by David Rousseau

David Rousseau's Identifying Threats and Threatening Identities: The Social Construction of Realism and Liberalism looks at how one state determines if another is a military or economic threat.

Which constitutes the greater threat: military might or a shared value like democracy? Rousseau, associate professor and chair of political science, sheds new light on the debate and presents a model that explains when ideas will or will not have a decisive impact on threat perception.