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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... climax Subsequent research set out to explore possible strategies small states might utilize to mitigate the eaects of structural constraints.
The structural “causal chain” maintains that scarcity due to physical smallness ... that diaerent levels of analysis, structure, and agency play a role.
He argues that these countries—many of them small—have in response to their domestic and international structural weaknesses sought to alter international ...
... of capabilities is that it identifies one structural precondition—a diaerence in power that is basically materially conceived and often even restricted ...
We have here a structural factor that may predispose small states to favor discourses that institutionalize rules and norms, such as international law, ...