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 great powers are also the powers in charge of the international system, and they may shape international institutions accordingly.
On the one hand, large states may have institutional privileges, ... On the other hand, international institutions make resourcebased power eaects more ...
... of systems-wide presence), and micro-states (who cannot participate fully in the institutions of that system due to a lack of administrative resources).
Economic issues, international institutions and the significance of absolute, as opposed to relative, gains became more important.
international regimes and institutions in the 1980s—a genuine area of interest for small states—helped prepare the ground for bringing small states backin.