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The Post-Cold War International System

The Post-Cold War International System

Strategies, Institutions and Reflexivity

  • Author: Ewan Harrison
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134334702
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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The end of the Cold War has opened up a 'real world laboratory' in which to test and refine general theories of international relations. Using the frameworks provided by structural realism, institutionalism and liberalism, The Post-Cold War International System examines how major powers responded to the collapse of the Soviet Union and developed their foreign policies over the period of post-Cold War transition. The book argues that the democratic peace has begun to generate powerful socialisation effects, due to the emergence of a critical mass of liberal democratic states since the end of the Cold War. The trend this has produced is similar to a pattern that classical realists have interpreted as 'bandwagoning' within a unipolar power structure. Case studies of Germany, China and Japan - identified as key states with the potential to challenge US dominance - provide evidence to support the assessment of international change. The author concludes by exploring the implications of September 11th for the analysis developed. This important volume argues that the end of the Cold War was a major historical turning point in the development of world politics with fundamental implications for the basic way in which the dynamics of the international system are conceptualised.

Africa in the post-Cold War international system

Africa in the post-Cold War international system

  • Author: Solá Akínrinádé,Amadu Sesay
  • Publisher: Pinter Pub Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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Africa in the Post-Cold War International System is an informed, critical and comprehensive analysis of the impact of the end of the Cold War on Africa and the attempts by African states to adjust to the emerging international order.

Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory

Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory

Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared

  • Author: Goedele De Keersmaeker
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319426524
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 247
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This book discusses the rise of polarity as a key concept in International Relations Theory. Since the end of the Cold War, until at least the end of 2010, there has been a wide consensus shared by American academics, political commentators and policy makers: the world was unipolar and would remain so for some time. By contrast, outside the US, a multipolar interpretation prevailed. This volume explores this contradiction and questions the Neorealist claim that polarity is the central structuring element of the international system. Here, the author analyses different historic eras through a polarity lens, compares the way polarity is used in the French and US public discourses, and through careful examination, reaches the conclusion that polarity terminology as a theoretical concept is highly influenced by the Cold War context in which it emerged. This volume is an important resource for students and researchers with a critical approach to Neorealism, and to those interested in the defining shifts the world went through during the last twenty five years.

Security Issues in the Post-cold War World

Security Issues in the Post-cold War World

  • Author: M. Jane Davis
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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. . . the book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary literature on the meaning and scope of security, as well as providing some useful insights into how traditional and emerging security issues are affecting individual states and regions. It will be of particular value to undergraduates and those who wish to gain an introduction to the complex world of international security. Alan Dupont, Australian Journal of International Affairs The book offers a distinctive critical analysis of security issues in the world s regions that remained in spite of the end of global bipolarity. . . many of [the essays] would be interesting and useful for scholars and students of international relations, and of the security issues of Europe, the ASEAN countries, and the Middle East. Alfia Abazova, Pacifica Review The end of the Cold War revolutionized East West relations, yet we still live in an ungoverned world of states which recognize no authority above themselves and whose conduct is minimally constrained by considerations of law and morality. Security Issues in the Post-Cold War World focuses on the changing international security agenda and the serious political instabilities many rooted in ethnic nationalisms and long-standing border disputes which have resurfaced with the end of the Cold War. After essays re-examining perennial security problems including collective security, nuclear proliferation and environmental security a series of regional studies focuses on the particular problems facing Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Drawing on a wide body of analysis and research on the international system, the contributors to this volume conclude that, despite the ending of the Cold War, security , whether defined narrowly or widely, is a scarce commodity.

International Relations Since the End of the Cold War

International Relations Since the End of the Cold War

New and Old Dimensions

  • Author: Geir Lundestad
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199666431
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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In International Relations Since the End of the Cold War many of the world's leading scholars examine the Cold War legacy. The authors examine several key issues including: the relationship between democracy and peace, the Cold War and the Third World, superpowers, the role of post-Cold War nuclear weapons.

Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents

international relations in the post-cold war era

  • Author: Mark William Charlton,Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon,Riddel-Dixon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780176041670
  • Category: History
  • Page: 582
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Regime theory in the post-Cold War world

Regime theory in the post-Cold War world

rethinking neoliberal approaches to international relations

  • Author: Robert M. A. Crawford
  • Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9781855218482
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 153
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This book explores theoretical accounts of the evolution of cooperation in international political-economic relations, focussing on the dominant approach of 'international regimes' (principles, norms, rules and decision-making procedures around which actors expectations converge). The author exposes serious weaknesses in mainstream "neoliberal" applications of the regime concept and suggests that use of the concept precludes examination of political considerations and structural characteristics, that might better account for cooperative dynamics in the modern era and their potential trajectory in the Post-cold War World.

Italy in the Post-Cold War Order

Italy in the Post-Cold War Order

Adaptation, Bipartisanship, Visibility

  • Author: Maurizio Carbone
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 278
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Italy in the Post-Cold War Order: Adaptation, Bipartisanship, Visibility, edited by Maurizio Carbone, explains the evolution of Italy's foreign relations since the end of the Cold War. By integrating international and domestic factors, this collection shows how the transition from a bipolar into a unipolar/multipolar world order and the changes in its domestic political context has provided Italy with new opportunities, such as pursuing its commercial and political interests more autonomously, as well as new responsibilities, such as actively contributing to solving international crises and addressing new global threats.

The Post-Cold War Trading System

The Post-Cold War Trading System

Who's on First?

  • Author: Sylvia Ostry
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226637914
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 330
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With the end of the Cold War, the search for a new international and economic order has begun. In this comprehensive account, Sylvia Ostry provides a critical analysis of an international trade system in the throes of rapid and far-reaching change. With keen historical awareness, Ostry examines the role of key economic power brokers, particularly the United States, in the reconstruction and reconfiguration of an international economy after World War II. She argues that U.S. policy efforts were so successful that they led to an unprecedented renewal of economic growth, living standards, and education levels in postwar Europe and Japan. Ironically, those same policy successes unintentionally fostered the relative decline of U.S. dominance on the world trade scene as the reduction of trade and investment barriers prompted friction and conflict between different kinds of capitalist systems. Identifying the historical and legal issues key to postwar trade policy, Ostry has commandingly charted our economic course through the last half of this century and, perhaps, into the next. "Sylvia Ostry knows this subject as few others do, both as a scholar of international trade issues and a major player in the ongoing negotiations that have created the rules of the trade game. The Post-Cold War Trading System is a fine summary of where we've been and where we ought to be going."—Peter Passell, economic scene columnist for The New York Times

Russia Against the Rest

Russia Against the Rest

The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order

  • Author: Richard Sakwa
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108500994
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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In this book Richard Sakwa provides a new analysis of the end of the Cold War and the subsequent failure to create a comprehensive and inclusive peace order in Europe. The end of the Cold War did not create a sustainable peace system. Instead, for a quarter of a century a 'cold peace' reflected the tension between cooperative and competitive behaviour. None of the fundamental problems of European security were resolved, and tensions accumulated. In 2014 the crisis exploded in the form of conflict in Ukraine, provoking what some call a 'new Cold War'. Russia against the Rest challenges the view that this is a replay of the old conflict, explaining how the tensions between Russia and the Atlantic community reflect a global realignment of the international system. Sakwa provides a balanced and carefully researched analysis of the trajectory of European and global politics since the late 1980s.

Grasping the Democratic Peace

Grasping the Democratic Peace

Principles for a Post-Cold War World

  • Author: Bruce Russett
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400821020
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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By illuminating the conflict-resolving mechanisms inherent in the relationships between democracies, Bruce Russett explains one of the most promising developments of the modern international system: the striking fact that the democracies that it comprises have almost never fought each other.

Japan's Role in the Post-Cold War World

Japan's Role in the Post-Cold War World

  • Author: Richard D. Leitch,Akira Katō,Martin E. Weinstein
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313297311
  • Category: History
  • Page: 223
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American and Japanese experts provide a concise and clearly written survey of Japan's relationships around the world and the foreign policy perspectives in Tokyo today based on lively interviews with key policymakers and new research there. The study offers a short background history of Japanese perceptions of the international system from the mid-19th century to the end of the Cold War, considers Japan's role in the post-Cold War world, and concludes with views about the future possible relationships with Asian neighbors, Europe, the Russian Republic, and the United States. Recommended for general readers and as a text for undergraduate and graduate students in courses in comparative politics, U.S. foreign policy, and world history.

The Reluctant Superpower

The Reluctant Superpower

United States' Policy in Bosnia, 1991-95

  • Author: W. Bert
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230372767
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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This book examines the nature of the war in the former Yugoslavia, US interests there and US perceptions of the conflict. The policies of the Bush and Clinton administrations toward the war and the factors discouraging US intervention are examined and evaluated in the context of a post-Cold War international system. Finally, the lessons for future decisions on international intervention in a post-Cold War where old policy guidelines are obsolete are discussed and critiqued.

Post-Cold War Borders

Post-Cold War Borders

Reframing Political Space in Eastern Europe

  • Author: Jussi Laine,Ilkka Liikanen,James W. Scott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429957106
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 282
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In the aftermath of the Ukraine crises, borders within the wider post-Cold War and post-Soviet context have become a key issue for international relations and public political debate. These borders are frequently viewed in terms of military preparedness and confrontation, but behind armed territorial conflicts there has been a broader shift in the regional balance of power and sovereignty. This book explores border conflicts in the EU’s eastern neighbourhood via a detailed focus on state power and sovereignty, set in the context of post-Cold war politics and international relations. By identifying changing definitions of sovereignty and political space the authors highlight competing strategies of legitimising and challenging borders that have emerged as a result of geopolitical transformations of the last three decades. This book uses comparative studies to examine country specific variation in border negotiation and conflict, and pays close attention to shifts in political debates that have taken place between the end of State Socialism, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the outbreak of the Ukraine crises. From this angle, Post-Cold War Borders sheds new light on change and variation in the political rhetoric of the EU, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and neighbouring EU member countries. Ultimately, the book aims to provide a new interpretation of changes in international order and how they relate to shifting concepts of sovereignty and territoriality in post-Cold war Europe. Shedding new light on negotiation and conflict over post-Soviet borders, this book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers in the fields of Russian and East European studies, international relations, geography, border studies and politics.

China's Security Interests in the Post-Cold War Era

China's Security Interests in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Author: Dr Russell Ong,Russell Ong
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136865330
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Concentrates on the economic and political aspects of China's security agenda, which have, to a certain extent, been given less prominence in most security studies on China.

State Terrorism and Human Rights

State Terrorism and Human Rights

International Responses since the End of the Cold War

  • Author: Gillian Duncan,Orla Lynch,Gilbert Ramsay,Alison M.S. Watson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136679677
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 182
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This book aims to improve understanding of the broad trends in the utilisation of political violence by examining the use of state terror in world politics. The ending of the Cold War and the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe led many to assume that this presaged the demise of the one-party terror regime and acceptance of Western concepts of democracy, freedom and human rights throughout the international system. But of course this did not end state terror. The totalitarian one-party state still exists in North Korea and China, and there are numerous military regimes and other forms of dictatorship where the use of terror techniques for internal control is routine. The late Professor Paul Wilkinson conceived and began this project with the intention of analysing the major types of international response to state terror, as well as their outcomes and their wider implications for the future of international relations. In keeping with this original premise, the contributors explore the history of terrorism, as well as reflecting on the need for international cooperation based on the protection of civilians and a consistent approach to intervention in conflict situations. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, human rights, genocide, and IR in general.

India, Pakistan and the Third World in the post-Cold War system

India, Pakistan and the Third World in the post-Cold War system

  • Author: Thom A. Travis
  • Publisher: South Seattle Community Coll
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 230
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The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era

The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era

Universality in Transition

  • Author: James A. Sweeney
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136159428
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 264
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The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era: Universality in Transition examines transitional justice from the perspective of its impact on the universality of human rights, taking the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights as its detailed case study. The problem is twofold: there are questions about differences in human rights standards between transitional and non-transitional situations, and about differences between transitions. The European Court has been a vital part of European democratic consolidation and integration for over half a century, setting meaningful standards and offering legal remedies to the individually repressed, the politically vulnerable, and the socially excluded. After their emancipation from Soviet influence in the 1990s, and with membership of the European Union in mind for many, the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe flocked to the Convention system. The voluminous jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights can now give us some clear information about how an international human rights law regime can interact with transitional justice. The jurisprudence is divided between those cases concerning the human rights implications of explicitly transitional policies (such as lustration), and those that involve impacts upon specific democratic rights during the transition. The book presents a close examination of claims by states that transitional policies and priorities require a level of deference from the Strasbourg institutions. The book proposes that states’ claims for leeway from international human rights supervisory mechanisms during times of transition can be characterised not as arguments for cultural relativism, but for ‘transitional relativism’.

Beyond Confrontation

Beyond Confrontation

Learning Conflict Resolution in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Author: John A. Vasquez,James Turner Johnson,Sanford Jaffe
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472065547
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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An interdisciplinary approach to the politics of peace