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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... and that cannot maintain what larger states at any one given time define as the minimum required presence in the international society of states ...
... because the larger states did not really expect a small state to have a diplomatic presence in all the other states in the system.
Larger academic interest in small states returned with a study of the wartime diplomacy of small states ...
... rejected the assumption that small-state behavior is the result of the same general processes of decision-making that are found in larger states.
For example, Ólafsson (1998) argues—with a view to Iceland—that small states might not necessarily obtain larger economic gains from European integration ...