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De machtsbases van België in de internationale politiek

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  • Wilfried Dewachter
  • Mieke Verminck

Abstract

Based on a extensive computation of power capabilities, the position of Belgium in international politics can reliably be assessed. Belgium belongs to a first stratum (N = 21) of followers states. Its best functional fields are international economie relations and those concerning science and technology. A globalisation of all functional fields runs at the expense of its international position.
A splitting up of the country would relegate the emerging states, Flanders and Wallonia, to the second more numerous stratum of still less powerfull followers. Whereas a politically unified Europe would mean a participation on a consickrably more powerful level.

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Dewachter, W. & Verminck, M., (1987) “De machtsbases van België in de internationale politiek”, Res Publica 29(1), p.21-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v29i1.18957

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30 Mar 1987
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