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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Lack of capacity means capacity that is seen to be beyond a minimum; what this minimum is, is a question of continuous negotiation.
... that they are, as it were, in charge of the system, and that small states should therefore be studied in the light of great-power negotiations.
... diaerent negotiation tactics and stronger reliance on Commission o‹cials. ... do not possess su‹cient resources to follow all negotiations. small state ...
... and the generally conflict-avoiding negotiation behavior of small states (e.g., coalition-building, low-profile approach, honest broker). 25.
... an independent country with which the great powers had had to negotiate The larger the number of neutrals In these cases the small state could not ...