International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation / Edition 1

International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation / Edition 1

by T. V. Paul
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107604559

ISBN-13: 9781107604551

Pub. Date: 02/29/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Regional transformation has emerged as a major topic of research during the past few decades, much of it seeking to understand how a region changes into a zone of conflict or cooperation and how and why some regions remain in perpetual conflict. Although the leading theoretical paradigms of international relations have something to say about regional order, a

Overview

Regional transformation has emerged as a major topic of research during the past few decades, much of it seeking to understand how a region changes into a zone of conflict or cooperation and how and why some regions remain in perpetual conflict. Although the leading theoretical paradigms of international relations have something to say about regional order, a comprehensive treatment of this subject is missing from the literature. This book suggests that cross-paradigmatic engagement on regional orders can be valuable if it can generate theoretically innovative, testable propositions and policy-relevant ideas. The book brings together scholars from the dominant IR perspectives aiming to explain the regional order issue through multidimensional and multi-causal pathways and seeking meeting points between them. Using insights from IR theory, the contributors offer policy-relevant ideas which may benefit conflict-ridden regions of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107604551
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Regional transformation in international relations T. V. Paul; 2. How regions were made, and the legacies for world politics: an English school reconnaissance Barry Buzan; Part II. Realist Perspectives: 3. Realism and neorealism in the study of regional conflict Dale C. Copeland; 4. Neoclassical realism and the study of regional order Jeffrey W. Taliaferro; Part III. Liberal Perspectives: 5. Economic interdependence and regional peace John M. Owen, IV; 6. Regional organizations à la carte: the effects of institutional elasticity Stephanie C. Hofmann and Frédéric Mérand; 7. Transforming regional security through liberal reforms John R. Oneal; Part IV. Constructivist Perspectives: 8. Ideas, norms, and regional orders Amitav Acharya; 9. Regional security practices and Russian–Atlantic relations Vincent Pouliot; Part V. Eclectic Perspectives: 10. The transformation of modern Europe: banalities of success John A. Hall; 11. Top-down peacemaking: why peace begins with states and not societies Norrin M. Ripsman; Part VI. Conclusions: 12. Strategies and mechanisms of regional change Stéfanie von Hlatky.

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