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Security Communities

Security Communities


Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

Emanuel Adler, Michael Barnett, Ole Waever, Gregory A. Gaus III, Amitav Acharya, Richard A. Higgott, Kim Richard Nossal, Andrew Hurrell, Guadelupe Gonzalez, Stephan Haggard, Sean Shore, Bruce Russett, Charles Tilly
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  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521639538

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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.

    • Good edited volume examining the reasons why certain regions of the world manage to remain at peace
    • Excellent contributors, including several world figures: Tilly, Russett, Haggard, Hurrell
    • Wide geographical coverage, and definite scope for upper level classroom use
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    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521639538
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 155 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Emanuel Adler, University of Toronto

    Michael Barnett, University of Wisconsin, Madison


    Emanuel Adler, Michael Barnett, Ole Waever, Gregory A. Gaus III, Amitav Acharya, Richard A. Higgott, Kim Richard Nossal, Andrew Hurrell, Guadelupe Gonzalez, Stephan Haggard, Sean Shore, Bruce Russett, Charles Tilly

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