Small States in International Relations
Christine Ingebritsen, Iver Neumann, Sieglinde Gsthl
University of Washington Press, 1 сент. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 352
Smaller nations have a special place in the international system, with a striking capacity to defy the expectations of most observers and many prominent theories of international relations. This volume of classic essays highlights the ability of small states to counter power with superior commitment, to rely on tightly knit domestic institutions with a shared "ideology of social partnership," and to set agendas as "norm entrepreneurs." The volume is organized around themes such as how and why small states defy expectations of realist approaches to the study of power; the agenda-setting capacity of smaller powers in international society and in regional governance structures such as the European Union; and how small states and representatives from these societies play the role of norm entrepreneurs in world politics -- from the promotion of sustainable solutions to innovative humanitarian programs and policies..
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Our second chapter, Robert Keohane's (1969) “Lilliputians' Dilemmas,” reviews four books dealing mainly with military alliances (Vital 1967; Liska 1968; ...
Liska, George (1968). “Alliances and the Third World.” Studies in International Aaairs, 5. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. Markus, Joseph (1946).
A more realistic appraisal may be found in George Liska, International Equilibrium, pp. 24–33, and Arnold Wolfers, “In Defense of Small Countries.” 3.
... small states and determining whether they behave in distinctive ways; Osgood, Liska, and Rothstein all write extensively on the functions of alliances.
In a brief comment Liska also argues that “small-state subsystems would enjoy a maximum of practically attainable autonomy in a multipower global system ...