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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... that it has a high degree of internal cohesion, is able to project a persona externally, and (for these and other reasons) has a strong sense of self.
... small states and of their diplomatic skills (in terms of bargaining and credible arguing), hence taking into account both external and internal factors.
... “causal chain” maintains that scarcity due to physical smallness produces external economic dependence, which may lead to external sensitivity, ...
In addition to internal strife, external security issues regained prominence, in particular because since the mid-1990s many small states in Europe have ...
“Perception of [one's] systemic role, more than perception of need for external aid in security, seems to shape small powers' distinctive attitudes toward ...