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Flying Tiger: International Relations Theory and the Politics of Advanced Weapons

Ulrich Krotz


This book takes a relatively obscure episode—the joint Franco-German production of a state-of-the-art and very expensive military helicopter, the Tiger Helicopter (used in the James Bond film Goldeneye)—to make a groundbreaking theoretical contribution to international relations scholarship. The rivalry between Germany and France in the 19th and 20th centuries is of course well known. It was directly or indirectly responsible for four cataclysmic wars, and until relatively recently, the idea that these two states could become close partners seemed implausible. Yet following World War II and th ... More

Keywords: Franco-German production, Tiger Helicopter, social constructivism, historical intuitionalism, international relations, European Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199759934
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulrich Krotz, author
Brown University
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