PAVLÍČKOVÁ, Kristýna and Monika Gabriela BARTOSZEWICZ. To free or not to free (ride) : a comparative analysis of the NATO burden-sharing in the Czech Republic and Lithuania. Defense & Security Analysis. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2020, vol. 36, No 3, p. 335-351. ISSN 1475-1798. doi:10.1080/14751798.2020.1790810.
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Original name To free or not to free (ride) : a comparative analysis of the NATO burden-sharing in the Czech Republic and Lithuania
Authors PAVLÍČKOVÁ, Kristýna (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Monika Gabriela BARTOSZEWICZ (616 Poland, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Defense & Security Analysis, Abingdon, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2020, 1475-1798.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/20:00116056
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
UT WoS 000554656300001
Keywords in English NATO; freeriding; defence expenditure; defence policy; Lithuania; Czech Republic
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Blanka Farkašová, učo 97333. Changed: 23/3/2021 17:05.
The recent rise in the defence budgets among the NATO members reawakens the free-riding dilemma. This article provides an analysis of the defence spending of two new member states, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. Based on the free-riding theory, we explain why some of the new NATO members decide to increase their defence budgets (Lithuania), and others do not (Czech Republic). In contrast to the majority of works which focus either on the US as the biggest spender or on the “old” members of the Alliance, we explain under what circumstances some of the small European states who became new NATO members started to increase their defence budgets even though they do not have to, and the literature suggests that free-riding is easier. In the process, we identify three crucial factors that influence the decision-making process in this regard: the level of threat perception, economic situation, and the US pressure.
MUNI/A/1000/2019, interní kód MUName: Aktuální problémy politologického výzkumu VI.
Investor: Masaryk University, Category A
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