International Cooperation: The Extents and Limits of Multilateralism

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A number of new approaches to the subject of international cooperation were developed in the 1980s. As a result, further questions have arisen, particularly with regard to the methods and limits of cooperation and the relationship between cooperation and the debate over multilateralism. International Cooperation considers these questions, identifies further areas for research, and pushes the analysis of this fundamental concept in international relations in new directions. Its two parts address the historic roots and modern development of the notion of cooperation, and the strategies used to achieve it, with a conclusion that reaches beyond international relations into new disciplinary avenues. This edited collection incorporates historical research, social and economic analysis, and political and evolutionary game theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521191296
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/12/2010
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

I. William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of a number of books including Cowardly Lions: Missed Opportunities for Preventing Deadly Conflict and State Collapse (2005) and Negotiation and Conflict Management: Essays on Theory and Practice (2008) and editor of Imbalance of Power: US Hegemony and International Order (2009) and Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods and Techniques (2005). He is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association for Conflict Management.

The late Saadia Touval, former Professor and Dean at Tel Aviv University, taught at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies from 1994 to 2007. He was the author of a number of books including The Peace Brokers: Mediators in the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1948–1979 (1982) and Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars (2001).

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Table of Contents

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1 Introduction: return to the theories of cooperation Saadia Touval Touval, Saadia 1

Part 1 Multilateral meanings of cooperation

2 Debating cooperation in Europe from Grotius to Adam Smith Alexis Keller Keller, Alexis 15

3 The two sides of multilateral cooperation Charles Doran Doran, Charles 40

4 Deconstructing multilateral cooperation Fen Osler Hampson Fen, Osler Hampson 60

5 Negotiated cooperation and its alternatives Saadia Touval Touval, Saadia 78

Part 2 Multiple strategies of cooperation

6 Synthesizing rationalist and constructivist perspectives on negotiated cooperation P. Terrence Hopmann Hopmann, P. Terrence 95

7 The Shadow of the past over conflict and cooperation Allison Stanger Stanger, Allison 111

8 Chicken dilemmas: crossing the road to cooperation Joshua S. Goldstein Goldstein, Joshua S. 135

9 Conflict management as cooperation I. William Zartman Zartman, I. William 161

10 Status concerns and multilateral cooperation Alexei Shev Chenko Chenko, Alexei Shev 182

11 Asymmetrical cooperation in economic assistance Jean-Claude Berthelemy Berthelemy, Jean-Claude 208

12 Conclusion: improving Knowledge of cooperation I. William Zartman Zartman, I. William 227

Bibliography 238

Index 266

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