Cambridge Studies in International Relations: Security Communities Series Number 62
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Cambridge Studies in International Relations: Security Communities Series Number 62

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This book argues that community can exist at the international level, and that security politics is profoundly shaped by it, with states dwelling within an international community having the capacity to develop a pacific disposition. By investigating the relationship between international community and the possibility for peaceful change, this book revisits the concept first pioneered by Karl Deutsch: 'security communities'. Leading scholars examine security communities in various historical and regional contexts: in places where they exist, where they are emerging, and where they are hardly detectable. Building on constructivist theory, the volume is an important contribution to international relations theory and security studies, attempting to understand the conjunction of transnational forces, state power and international organizations that can produce a security community.
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  • Paperback | 484 pages
  • 155 x 227 x 30mm | 730g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521639530
  • 9780521639538
  • 788,014

Table of contents

Part I. Introduction and Theoretical Overview: 1. Security communities in theoretical perspective Emanuel Adler and Michael Barnett; 2. A framework for the study of security communities Emanuel Adler and Michael Barnett; Part II. Studies in Security Communities: 3. Insecurity, security, and asecurity in the West European non-war community Ole Waever; 4. Seeds of peaceful change: the OSCE's security community-building model Emanuel Adler; 5. Caravans in opposite directions: society, state and the development of a community in the Gulf Cooperation Council Michael Barnett and Gregory A. Gaus III; 6. Collective identity and conflict resolution in Southeast Asia Amitav Acharya; 7. Australia and the search for security community in the 1990s Richard A. Higgott and Kim Richard Nossal; 8. An emerging security community in South America? Andrew Hurrell; 9. The United States and Mexico: a pluralistic security community Guadelupe Gonzalez and Stephan Haggard; 10. No fences make good neighbours: the development of the US-Canadian security community, 1871-1940 Sean Shore; 11. A neo-Kantian perspective: democracy, interdependence and international organization in building security communities Bruce Russett; Part III. Conclusions: 12. International communities, secure or otherwise Charles Tilly; 13. Studying security communities in theory, comparison, and history Michael Barnett and Emanuel Adler.
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"Adler and Barnett have edited the most interesting volume in international relations theory in recent memory. They and their co-authors have made a compelling argument for the role of community in shaping security policy, using a variety of empirical cases to back their theoretical claims. The result is a volume that truly honors the legacy of Karl Deutsch." Ethan B. Kapstein, Humphrey Institute "A major and long overdue contribution to the study of security communities. Adler and Barnett offer a theoretical interpretation that significantly advances understanding of how security communities evolve and how they affect international politics. They also amass a rich selection of historical cases. A must-read for scholars and practitioners interested in the sources of stable peace." Charles A. Kupchan, Georgetown University and Council on Foreign Relations
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