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 Role of Small States in the European Union 218 BALDUR THORHALLSSON Part III. Small State Capacity in International Relations 8.
... theorizing has shifted its spotlight from great power capabilities and interests to the role of ideas and global governance eaorts of all kinds of ...
... and agency play a role. They provide a literary review on how small states can influence great powers, and identify two groups of explanatory factors.
They may, for instance, be able to play the role of norm entrepreneurs influencing world politics (cf. Björkdahl 2002; Ingebritsen 2002); they may not only ...
... interalia pay attention to the role of small states as norm entrepreneurs, actors in regional integration, or as sources of ethno-political conflicts.