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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In this context, alignment policy was analyzed as a means to compensate for their incapability to guarantee their own security (e.g., Rothstein 1968; ...
... (1969) “Lilliputians' Dilemmas,” reviews four books dealing mainly with military alliances (Vital 1967; Liska 1968; Osgood 1968; Rothstein 1968).
Rothstein, Robert L. (1968). Alliances and Small Powers. New York: Columbia University Press. Salvatore, Dominick, Marjan Svetlicic & Joze P. Damijan, eds.
Vital and Rothstein contend with the problem of defining small states and determining whether they behave in distinctive ways; Osgood, Liska, and Rothstein ...
I Robert Rothstein is concerned only with a limited category of small powers: those that “feel that they are potentially or actually threatened by the ...