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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The perceived reason has to be a lack of resources. Consider two small states such Albania and Switzerland during the Cold War; in their various ways, ...
... great issue-specific power (for example the influence of Switzerland in the financial services sector or of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the oil sector).
Sweden, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, Ireland, and Portugal all avoided being drawn into the Second World War, while other small states such as Denmark, ...
... as Watson (1982:198) writes in his book on diplomacy: I have cited ... some of the services rendered by Switzerland to the diplomatic dialogue.
... Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland. Being exposed to the pressures of aliberal international economy over which they cannot exert any influence, ...