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 aim is rather to draw attention to the importance of studying states in their diversity. ... but certainly collectively—too important to ignore.
... the discussions about how anarchy may have relative degrees of maturity, the importance of international institutions as foci of foreign policy, ...
Following the idealist school of thought, international law and multilateral organizations were considered of greatest importance to small states.
Her study demonstrates the importance of the geostrategic neighborhood of small states and of their diplomatic skills (in terms of bargaining and credible ...
Economic issues were relatively more important to small states, and while they tend to avoid ambiguity in their foreign policy, they engage more in ...