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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... several new (very) small states whose influx into the world organization could cause significant problems (e.g., Blair 1967; Harris 1970; Gunter 1977).
The few contributions that were published in this tradition concerned specific problems of European small states and lacked any claim to generating theory ...
... (Switzerland and Spain)” (Morgenthau 1948: 196). The basic problem with starting an analysis of small states IVER B. NEUMANN AND SIEGLINDE GSTÖHL 18.
The basic problem with starting an analysis of small states from the question of capabilities is that it identifies one structural precondition—a diaerence ...
In an accentuated form, this problem was highlighted by the UN's “micro-state dilemma.” Statehood does not demand a minimum size of territory or population, ...