Small States in International Relations
Jessica Beyer, Christine Ingebritsen, Sieglinde Gstohl, Iver B. Neumann
University of Washington Press, 2006 - Всего страниц: 334
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.
Christine Ingebritsenis associate professor of Scandinavian studies and associate dean of undergraduate education, University of Washington, Seattle.Iver B. Neumannis director of research at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway.Sieglinde Gstohlis professor of European politics and administration at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.Jessica Beyeris a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington. The other contributors include Annette Baker Fox, Jorri Duursma, Michael Handel, Peter J. Katzenstein, Dan Reiter, Baldur Thorhallsson, and David Vital.
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One is a “ horizontal section , ” namely an attempt to develop general theories for
the position and conduct of weak states in the international system . The other is
a “ vertical section , ” an in - depth study of the foreign policy of one ( or a few ) ...
position of the weak European countries for most of the nineteenth century (
excluding the Napoleonic wars and Prussia's war with Denmark ) was relatively
secure , while the weak states outside the European system had to face the
Although the production of a small range of goods can be considered a serious
disadvantage , the economic position of a country depends also on the nature of
the products it exports and the markets in which they are sold . Saudi Arabia ...
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