Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security / Edition 1

Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security / Edition 1

by Barry Buzan, Ole Waever
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521891116

ISBN-13: 9780521891110

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Asserting that regional patterns of security are increasingly important in international politics, this study presents a detailed account of relations between global powers. It emphasizes their relationship with the regional security complexes which make up the contemporary international system. The book analyzes Africa, the Balkans, Eastern and Western Europe,

Overview

Asserting that regional patterns of security are increasingly important in international politics, this study presents a detailed account of relations between global powers. It emphasizes their relationship with the regional security complexes which make up the contemporary international system. The book analyzes Africa, the Balkans, Eastern and Western Europe, East Asia, the Middle East, North America and South Asia, tracing the history of each region through the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521891110
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #91
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
4
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: Developing a Regional Approach to Global Security: 1. Theories and histories about the structure of contemporary international security; 2. Levels: distinguishing the regional from the global; 3. Security complexes: a theory of regional security; Part II. Asia: 4. South Asia: inching towards internal and external transformation; 5. Northeast and southeast Asian security complexes during the Cold War; 6. The 1990s and beyond: an emergent east Asian complex; Conclusion; Part III. The Middle East and Africa: Introduction; 7. The Middle East: a perennial conflict formation; 8. Sub-saharan Africa: security dynamics in a setting of weak and failed states; Conclusions; Part IV. The Americas: 9. North America: the sole superpower and its surroundings; 10. South America: an under-conflictual anomaly?; Conclusion: scenarios for the RSCs of the Americas; Part V. The Europes: Introduction: 11. EU-Europe: the European Union and its 'near abroad'; 12. The Balkans and Turkey; 13. The post-Soviet space: a regional security complex around Russia; Conclusion: scenarios for the European supercomplex; Part VI. Conclusions: 14. Regions and powers: summing up and looking ahead; 15. Reflections on conceptualising international security.

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