Security Communities

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Emanuel Adler, Michael Barnett, Professor of Political Science Michael Barnett, Steve Smith
Cambridge University Press, Oct 28, 1998 - Political Science - 462 pages
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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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Contents

Security communities in theoretical perspective
3
A framework for the study of security communities
29
Studies in security communities
67
Insecurity security and asecurity in the West European nonwar community
69
Seeds of peaceful change the OSCEs security communitybuilding model
119
Caravans in opposite directions society state and the development of community in the Gulf Cooperation Council
161
Collective identity and conflict management in Southeast Asia
198
An emerging security community in South America?
228
The United States and Mexico a pluralistic security community?
295
No fences make good neighbors the development of the USCanadian security community 18711940
333
A neoKantian perspective democracy interdependence and international organizations in building security communities
368
Conclusions
395
International communities secure or otherwise
397
Studying security communities in theory comparison and history
413
Index
442
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Australia and the search for a security community in the 1990s
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