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Soft-Power Internationalism - Competing for Cultural Influence in the 21st-Century Global Order (Paperback): Burcu Baykurt,... Soft-Power Internationalism - Competing for Cultural Influence in the 21st-Century Global Order (Paperback)
Burcu Baykurt, Victoria De Grazia
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The term "soft power" was coined in 1990 to foreground a capacity in statecraft analogous to military might and economic coercion: getting others to want what you want. Emphasizing the magnetism of values, culture, and communication, this concept promised a future in which cultural institutes, development aid, public diplomacy, and trade policies replaced nuclear standoffs. From its origins in an attempt to envision a United States-led liberal international order for a post-Cold War world, it soon made its way to the foreign policy toolkits of emerging powers looking to project their own influence. This book is a global comparative history of how soft power came to define the interregnum between the celebration of global capitalism in the 1990s and the recent resurgence of nationalism and authoritarianism. It brings together case studies from the European Union, China, Brazil, Turkey, and the United States, examining the genealogy of soft power in the Euro-Atlantic and its evolution in the hands of other states seeking to counter U.S. hegemony by nonmilitaristic means. Contributors detail how global and regional powers created a variety of new ways of conducting foreign policy, sometimes to build new solidarities outside Western colonial legacies and sometimes with more self-interested purposes. Offering a critical history of soft power as an intellectual project as well as a diplomatic practice, Soft-Power Internationalism provides new perspectives on the potential and limits of a multilateral liberal global order.

The Power to Compete - An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy (Hardcover): Hiroshi... The Power to Compete - An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy (Hardcover)
Hiroshi Mikitani, Ryoichi Mikitani
R503 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R107 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

"If you're as interested in Japan as I am, I think you'll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country." - Bill Gates, "5 Books to Read This Summer" Father and son entrepreneur and economist search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan and the world in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective to bear on the country's economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan's future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside. Mikitani argues that Japan's tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.'s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today's Japan. * Examine the causes of Japan's endless economic stagnation * Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan's competitiveness * Learn how free market "Abenomics" affected Japan's economy long-term * See Japan's issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist Japan's malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn't shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.

Articulating the Effects of Infrastructure Resourcing on Air Force Missions - Competing Approaches to Inform the Planning,... Articulating the Effects of Infrastructure Resourcing on Air Force Missions - Competing Approaches to Inform the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (Paperback)
Patrick Mills, Muharrem Mane, Kenneth Kuhn, Anu Narayanan, James D Powers, …
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Army Core Competencies And Attributes - Political Power Struggle Examples: Political Discrimination Cases (Paperback): Herschel... Army Core Competencies And Attributes - Political Power Struggle Examples: Political Discrimination Cases (Paperback)
Herschel McDonnall
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Assessing Behavioural Competencies of Employees in Nuclear Facilities (Paperback): Iaea Assessing Behavioural Competencies of Employees in Nuclear Facilities (Paperback)
Iaea
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

This publication provides guidance and recommendations to nuclear organizations by offering a practical approach to assessing the behavioural competencies for safe, secure and effective performance across the nuclear workforce. It outlines a variety of tools and approaches that can aid the behavioural assessment processes and provides both general and role-specific recommendations to improve the quality of selection, promotion, training and development decisions. Also addressed in the publication are challenges, key issues and critical considerations for assessment practices. This guidance can be used by Member States as a foundation upon which to develop or improve a comprehensive behavioural competency assessment programme and contribute to building a sustainable nuclear workforce comprised of high performing nuclear professionals.

Military Strategy of Middle Powers - Competing for Security, Influence, and Status in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Hakan... Military Strategy of Middle Powers - Competing for Security, Influence, and Status in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Hakan Edstroem, Jacob Westberg
R3,136 Discovery Miles 31 360 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Military Strategy of Middle Powers explores to what degree twenty-first-century middle powers adjust their military strategies due to changes in the international order, such as the decline in US power. The overarching objective of the book is to explain continuity and change in the strategies of a group of middle powers during the twenty-first century. These strategies are described, compared, and explained through the lens of Realism. In order to find potential explanations for change or continuity within the cases, as well as for similarities and differences between the cases, the strategies of 11 'middle' powers are analysed (Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, India, Japan, and South Korea). This group of countries are considered similar in several important aspects, primarily regarding relative power capacity. When searching for potential explanations for different strategic behaviours among the middle powers, their unique regional characteristics are a key focus and, consequently, the impact of the structure and polarity, as well as the patterns of amity and enmity, of the regional context are analysed. The empirical investigation is focused on security strategies used since the terrorist attacks 9/11 2001, which was one of the first major challenges to US hegemony. This book will be of much interest to students of military and strategic studies, foreign policy, and International Relations in general.

Branding With Systematic Philosophy - Build A Silent But Powerful Brand With Three Branding Elements & Nine Core Competencies... Branding With Systematic Philosophy - Build A Silent But Powerful Brand With Three Branding Elements & Nine Core Competencies (Paperback)
Donna Hung; Leo Liu
R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Competing Power - Landscapes of Migration, Violence and the State (Hardcover): Narmala Halstead Competing Power - Landscapes of Migration, Violence and the State (Hardcover)
Narmala Halstead
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Drawing from ethnographic material based on long-term research, this volume considers competing forms of power at micro- and macro-levels in Guyana, where the local is marked by extensive migration, corruption, and differing levels of violence. It shows how the local is occupied and re-occupied by various powerful and powerless people and entities ("big ones" and "small ones"), and how it becomes the site of intense power negotiations in relation to external ideas of empowerment.

Russia and the Caspian Sea - Projecting Power or Competing for Influence? (Paperback): U S Army War College Press, Strategic... Russia and the Caspian Sea - Projecting Power or Competing for Influence? (Paperback)
U S Army War College Press, Strategic Studies Institute
R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Rebel Power - Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Paperback): Peter Krause Rebel Power - Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Paperback)
Peter Krause
R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Many of the world's states-from Algeria to Ireland to the United States-are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel Power, Peter Krause offers a powerful new theory to explain this variation focusing on the internal balance of power among nationalist groups, who cooperate with each other to establish a new state while simultaneously competing to lead it. The most powerful groups push to achieve states while they are in position to rule them, whereas weaker groups unlikely to gain the spoils of office are likely to become spoilers, employing risky, escalatory violence to forestall victory while they improve their position in the movement hierarchy. Hegemonic movements with one dominant group are therefore more likely to achieve statehood than internally competitive, fragmented movements due to their greater pursuit of victory and lesser use of counterproductive violence. Krause conducted years of fieldwork in government and nationalist group archives in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, as well as more than 150 interviews with participants in the Palestinian, Zionist, Algerian, and Irish national movements. This research generated comparative longitudinal analyses of these four national movements involving 40 groups in 44 campaigns over a combined 140 years of struggle. Krause identifies new turning points in the history of these movements and provides fresh explanations for their use of violent and nonviolent strategies, as well as their numerous successes and failures. Rebel Power is essential reading for understanding not only the history of national movements but also the causes and consequences of contentious collective action today, from the Arab Spring to the civil wars and insurgencies in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond.

Soft-Power Internationalism - Competing for Cultural Influence in the 21st-Century Global Order (Hardcover): Burcu Baykurt,... Soft-Power Internationalism - Competing for Cultural Influence in the 21st-Century Global Order (Hardcover)
Burcu Baykurt, Victoria De Grazia
R2,229 Discovery Miles 22 290 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The term "soft power" was coined in 1990 to foreground a capacity in statecraft analogous to military might and economic coercion: getting others to want what you want. Emphasizing the magnetism of values, culture, and communication, this concept promised a future in which cultural institutes, development aid, public diplomacy, and trade policies replaced nuclear standoffs. From its origins in an attempt to envision a United States-led liberal international order for a post-Cold War world, it soon made its way to the foreign policy toolkits of emerging powers looking to project their own influence. This book is a global comparative history of how soft power came to define the interregnum between the celebration of global capitalism in the 1990s and the recent resurgence of nationalism and authoritarianism. It brings together case studies from the European Union, China, Brazil, Turkey, and the United States, examining the genealogy of soft power in the Euro-Atlantic and its evolution in the hands of other states seeking to counter U.S. hegemony by nonmilitaristic means. Contributors detail how global and regional powers created a variety of new ways of conducting foreign policy, sometimes to build new solidarities outside Western colonial legacies and sometimes with more self-interested purposes. Offering a critical history of soft power as an intellectual project as well as a diplomatic practice, Soft-Power Internationalism provides new perspectives on the potential and limits of a multilateral liberal global order.

Competing Discourses on Japan's Nuclear Power - Pronuclear versus Antinuclear Activism (Hardcover): Etsuko Kinefuchi Competing Discourses on Japan's Nuclear Power - Pronuclear versus Antinuclear Activism (Hardcover)
Etsuko Kinefuchi
R3,808 Discovery Miles 38 080 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book examines the discursive formation of nuclear power in Japan to provide insights into the ways this technology has been both promoted and resisted, constituting and being constituted by Japan's sociocultural landscape. Each chapter pays close attention to a particular discursive site, including newspaper editorials, public relations campaigns, local site fights, urban antinuclear activism, and post-Fukushima pronuclear and antinuclear articulations. The book also raises the question of democracy and sustainability through the examination of nuclear power discourses. It demonstrates the power of discourse in shaping nuclear power by creating knowledge, influencing decisions, relationships, identity and community. Readers will gain a range of insights from the book: prominent articulations on nuclear power discourse; state and corporate strategies for enticing consent for controversial facilities and technologies; the power of the media in framing public knowledge; the role of social movements and activisms in civic society; the power of community; and nuclear power as a problematic in representative democracy and sustainability. This book will appeal to students and scholars interested in social discourse, social movements, Japanese society, cultural studies, environmental communication, media analysis, energy and sustainability, and democracy, among others.

Rebel Power - Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Hardcover): Peter Krause Rebel Power - Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Hardcover)
Peter Krause
R2,202 Discovery Miles 22 020 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Many of the world's states-from Algeria to Ireland to the United States-are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel Power, Peter Krause offers a powerful new theory to explain this variation focusing on the internal balance of power among nationalist groups, who cooperate with each other to establish a new state while simultaneously competing to lead it. The most powerful groups push to achieve states while they are in position to rule them, whereas weaker groups unlikely to gain the spoils of office are likely to become spoilers, employing risky, escalatory violence to forestall victory while they improve their position in the movement hierarchy. Hegemonic movements with one dominant group are therefore more likely to achieve statehood than internally competitive, fragmented movements due to their greater pursuit of victory and lesser use of counterproductive violence. Krause conducted years of fieldwork in government and nationalist group archives in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, as well as more than 150 interviews with participants in the Palestinian, Zionist, Algerian, and Irish national movements. This research generated comparative longitudinal analyses of these four national movements involving 40 groups in 44 campaigns over a combined 140 years of struggle. Krause identifies new turning points in the history of these movements and provides fresh explanations for their use of violent and nonviolent strategies, as well as their numerous successes and failures. Rebel Power is essential reading for understanding not only the history of national movements but also the causes and consequences of contentious collective action today, from the Arab Spring to the civil wars and insurgencies in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond.

The Power of Mobility - How Your Business Can Compete and Win in the Next Technology Revolution (Hardcover): Russell McGuire The Power of Mobility - How Your Business Can Compete and Win in the Next Technology Revolution (Hardcover)
Russell McGuire
R601 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R72 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Praise For
The Power of Mobility
How Your Business Can Compete and Win in the Next Technology Revolution
"Mobility is the next technology force that is redefining how businesses operate. Going forward, the winners will be 'anywhere enterprises' that learn how to combine the Power of Mobility with broadband connectivity to create competitive advantage. Russell's book lays out a straightforward road map for how to do just that."
-Berge Ayvazian, Chief Strategy Officer
Yankee Group
"Our experience has proved that integrating the mobility of our services into the lives of students creates tremendous opportunities and new value. The ideas presented in this book will serve organizations and businesses of all types well as they explore the innovative growth that can come with the Power of Mobility."
-Dr. Karen Pennington, Vice President
Student Development and Campus Life, Montclair State University
"For many professionals, the workplace is no longer a 'place, ' and the work day is no longer a 'day.' The Power of Mobility shows us that companies that recognize this fundamental shift are in the best position to take advantage of mobility to increase business agility, transform the way they serve customers, and enable exciting new business models."
-Don Proctor, Senior Vice President
Collaboration Software Group, Cisco
"What businesses need is a plain English explanation of the new values and disciplines of the Mobility Age. In The Power of Mobility, Russell McGuire provides that clear guidance without the 'technospeak.'"
-Clint Parr, Chief Executive Officer and President
Anyware Mobile Solutions
"Companies that figure out how tokeep employees connected and leverage context have the opportunity to outperform their peers in the marketplace. The Power of Mobility explains what this all means in simple terms, describes how companies can build mobility into their businesses, and provides helpful examples for those wanting to gain competitive advantage."
-H.P. Jin, PhD, Chief Executive Officer & President
TeleNav Inc.
"The Power of Mobility prepares you, in a step-by-step fashion, to interpret the opportunity presented by mobility into your firm's environment."
-Danny Briere, Chief Executive Officer
Telechoice

Southern Italy as Contact Area and Border Region during the Early Middle Ages - Religious-Cultural Heterogeneity and Competing... Southern Italy as Contact Area and Border Region during the Early Middle Ages - Religious-Cultural Heterogeneity and Competing Powers in Local, Transregional and Universal Dimensions (Hardcover, Aufl. ed.)
Kordula Wolf
R1,576 R1,305 Discovery Miles 13 050 Save R271 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Russia and the Caspian Sea: Projecting Power or Competing for Influence? (Paperback): Strategic Studies Institute, U S. Army... Russia and the Caspian Sea: Projecting Power or Competing for Influence? (Paperback)
Strategic Studies Institute, U S. Army War College, Tracey German
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In November 2012, Russia's Caspian Flotilla celebrated its 290th anniversary. Established by Peter the Great in 1722, the Flotilla was a key component of the Russian Empire's expansion into the Caspian region, and nearly 300 years later, it remains a vital element of continued Russian influence in its "south." The Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) describes the Caspian Flotilla as "not only the southernmost outpost of Russia, but also the guarantor of the integrity of maritime boundaries and the most important foreign policy tool of the state in the Caspian Sea."1 The Flotilla has recovered from the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1991 and its subsequent redeployment from Baku to Astrakhan. Unlike other Russian fleets, it has not been reduced in size, but has been the focus of significant investment in recent years.

Competing Powers - Security in the Wider Black Sea Region (Paperback): Scott Nicholas Romaniuk Competing Powers - Security in the Wider Black Sea Region (Paperback)
Scott Nicholas Romaniuk
R2,659 Discovery Miles 26 590 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Since the cessation of the Cold War, the dynamic of relations between European states has been one of dramatic and continuous change. In the last ten years, an extraordinary sequence of events has unfolded in the ex-Soviet constellation, including EU enlargement, NATO expansion, and Russian opportunism in efforts to fulfill and defend the geostrategic interests of these and other state and non-state actors. Competing Powers: Security in the Wider Black Sea Region, edited by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, delivers essential reflections on issues of foreign, security, and defense policy, militarism, conditionality, and democracy promotion through sector-specific cooperation. Articulate and faultlessly researched, the contributors of this volume adeptly navigate the morass of elements taking form in the European space, and provide provocative accounts of the factors challenging peace and security in an ever evolving Europe and its hotly contested spheres. This volume brings together experts who have distinguished themselves in public and academic spheres, all of whom deliver striking accounts of the forces that have and continue to hammer the Black Sea Region and its inhabitants.

Competing by Design - The Power of Organizational Architecture (Hardcover, New): David A. Nadler, Michael L. Tushman Competing by Design - The Power of Organizational Architecture (Hardcover, New)
David A. Nadler, Michael L. Tushman; As told to Mark B. Nadler
R1,300 R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Save R173 (13%) Ships in 6 - 10 work days

In today's volatile business environment the last remaining source of truly sustainable competitive advantage lies in `organizational capabilities': the unique ways each organization structures its work and motivates its people to achieve clearly articulated strategic objectives.

This landmark volume helps managers to understand the concepts and learn the skills involved in designing their organization to exploit their inherent strengths. Tushman and Nadler present a design process, explore key decisions managers face, and list the guiding principles for incorporating the design function as a continuing and integral process in organizations that are looking to the future.

Power of Paradox - Harness the Energy of Competing Ideas to Uncover Radically Innovative Solutions (Paperback): Deborah... Power of Paradox - Harness the Energy of Competing Ideas to Uncover Radically Innovative Solutions (Paperback)
Deborah Schroeder-Saulnier
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Out of stock

Should your company pursue global expansion or mine local opportunities? Take risks to grow dramatically or protect your current stability? Seek to maximise sales or the bottom line? We're so often faced with apparent paradoxes: continuity and change, conservatism and progressiveness, predictability and chaos. In business, inherent tensions are mistakenly viewed as problems to be resolved once the 'correct' answer is found. But when we consider only one direction - either A or B - we only see part of the picture. Taking readers through the same steps she's used to help companies such as Wells Fargo, Dunkin Donuts and Boeing, Deborah Schroeder-Saulnier reveals a dynamic critical-thinking process anyone can use to define the strategic tensions within their organization, identify the potential of seemingly conflicting options and develop action steps to maximise the benefits of each.

The Still Divided Academy - How Competing Visions of Power, Politics, and Diversity Complicate the Mission of Higher Education... The Still Divided Academy - How Competing Visions of Power, Politics, and Diversity Complicate the Mission of Higher Education (Hardcover, New)
Stanley Rothman, April Kelly-Woessner, Matthew Woessner
R1,505 Discovery Miles 15 050 Out of stock

The Still Divided Academy is a wonderful examination of the academic community that shows their inner workings by addressing a broad range of issues including: academic politics, tenure, perceived and real political imbalance, academic freedom, and diversity. Administrators, professors, and students have very different priorities, values, and expectations and therefore, often have conflicting opinions on these issues. Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively neutral; instead they give us a fuller perspective of the people on our college campuses.

Achieving Your Dream Goals - Unlock Your Hidden Power And Reach Your Goals: How To Form Powerful Competency-Strength... Achieving Your Dream Goals - Unlock Your Hidden Power And Reach Your Goals: How To Form Powerful Competency-Strength (Paperback)
Ammie Filippi
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Out of stock
Dominoes and Bandwagons - Strategic Beliefs and Great Power Competion in the Eurasian Rimland (Hardcover, New): Robert Jervis,... Dominoes and Bandwagons - Strategic Beliefs and Great Power Competion in the Eurasian Rimland (Hardcover, New)
Robert Jervis, Jack Snyder
R1,490 Discovery Miles 14 900 Out of stock

Fearing the loss of Korea and Vietnam would touch off a chain reaction of other countries turning communist, the United States fought two major wars in the hinterlands of Asia. What accounts for such exaggerated alarm, and what were its consequences? Is a fear of the domino effect permanently rooted in the American strategic psyche, or has the United States now adopted a less alarmist approach? The essays in this book address these questions by examining domino thinking in United States and Soviet Cold War strategy, and in earlier historic settings. Combining theory and history in analyzing issues relevant to current public policy, Dominoes and Bandwagons examines the extent to which domino fears were a rational response, a psychological reaction, or a tactic in domestic politics.

Competency-Based Human Resource Management - Discover a New System for Unleashing the Productive Power of Exemplary Performers... Competency-Based Human Resource Management - Discover a New System for Unleashing the Productive Power of Exemplary Performers (Paperback)
David D. Dubois, Deborah Jo King Stern, Linda K Kemp, William J Rothwell
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Out of stock

Force-fitting employees into a "job box" shortchanges both the employees and the organization, according to David Dubois and William Rothwell. The more effective method is to fit employee talents to the work that must be accomplished. Competency-Based Human Resource Management describes how to reinvent the human resource department so that job competencies, rather than job descriptions, become the foundation for all HR efforts. The authors show HR professionals how to identify the key competencies that distinguish best-in-class performers-or "exemplars"-from average performers and use them as the basis for all HR functions, including planning, recruiting and selecting, training and performance development. This new model of performance management unleashes the power of exemplary performers across all job categories, resulting in enhanced employee satisfaction and significant gains in productivity. With decades of practical HR experience, Dubois and Rothwell recognize that a powerful concept alone cannot transform organizations. Competency-Based Human Resource Management provides a wide variety of planning tools, checklists, worksheets and other practical aids to help HR professionals make the transition from a work-based environment to a competency-based foundation for human resource management.

Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy - Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas (Paperback): Katharina L.... Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy - Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas (Paperback)
Katharina L. Meissner
R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Out of stock

The European Union (EU) is at the forefront of engaging in external trade relations outside of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with entire regions and economic powerhouses. Understanding why and how the EU engages in one of the most active fields of external relations is crucial. This book fills a gap in the literature by analysing motives on the modes - bilateralism, inter-regionalism, or multilateralism - of EU external trade relations towards regional organizations in Asia and Latin America outside of the WTO. In particular, it examines why the EU turned from interregional to bilateral external trade relations towards these world regions - a question that is, to date, under-researched. By developing and testing an original approach rooted in realist theorizing coined 'commercial realism', it examines systematically the explanatory power of commercial realism against liberal-institutionalist approaches dominant in the literature on EU external relations through five in-depth case studies. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students in EU Politics/Studies, EU external relations, inter-regionalism and more broadly to International Relations and International Political Economy.

Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century - Competing Visions of World Order (Paperback): Graeme P. Herd Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century - Competing Visions of World Order (Paperback)
Graeme P. Herd
R880 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R89 (10%) Out of stock

This book addresses the issue of grand strategic stability in the 21st century, and examines the role of the key centres of global power - US, EU, Russia, China and India - in managing contemporary strategic threats. This edited volume examines the cooperative and conflictual capacity of Great Powers to manage increasingly interconnected strategic threats (not least, terrorism and political extremism, WMD proliferation, fragile states, regional crises and conflict and the energy-climate nexus) in the 21st century. The contributors question whether global order will increasingly be characterised by a predictable interdependent one-world system, as strategic threats create interest-based incentives and functional benefits. The work moves on to argue that the operational concept of world order is a Concert of Great Powers directing a new institutional order, norms and regimes whose combination is strategic-threat specific, regionally sensitive, loosely organised, and inclusive of major states (not least Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia). Leadership can be singular, collective or coalition-based and this will characterise the nature of strategic stability and world order in the 21st century. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, grand strategy, foreign policy and IR. Graeme P. Herd is Co-Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is co-author of several books and co-editor of The Ideological War on Terror: World Wide Strategies for Counter Terrorism (2007), Soft Security Threats and European Security (2005), Security Dynamics of the former Soviet Bloc (2003) and Russia and the Regions: Strength through Weakness (2003).

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