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Author Landau, Emily B
Title Building Regional Security in the Middle East : Domestic, Regional and International Influences
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2003
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Note Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acronyms -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- NOTES -- 2 Taboos and Regional Security Regimes -- A SECURITY REGIME: AN UNCOMFORTABLE PLACE TO BE -- WHY ARE SECURITY REGIMES CREATED? -- Why Regimes are Created -- When Regimes are Created -- A Shared Aversion to War -- An Individual Aversion to War and Uncertainty About the Others -- DIFFUSION AND REVERSIBILITY OF AN AVERSION TO WAR -- WAR AS POLITICALLY TABOO -- WAR AGAINST IRAQ: THE BREAKING OF A FRAGILE TABOO OR THE BIRTH OF A NEW SECURITY REGIME? -- NOTES -- 3 Domestic Politics of Regional Security: Theoretical Perspectives and Middle East Patterns -- THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO SECURITY -- The (Neo)realist Approach to Security -- The Liberal Approach to National Security -- The Revisionist Approach to National Security -- IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL SECURITY ARCHITECTURES -- REGIONAL SECURITY PATTERNS IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- North Africa -- The Fertile Crescent -- The Persian Gulf -- IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL SECURITY ARCHITECTURES IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- NOTES -- 4 NATO and European Security: The Creative Use of an International Organization -- REGIONAL SECURITY MANAGEMENT -- REGIONAL SECURITY ORDERS -- SETTING ASIDE A COMPETITIVE POWER STRUCTURE -- THE CREATIVE USE OF NATO SINCE THE END OF THE COLD WAR -- IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST? -- NOTES -- 5 Regional Security and the Levels of Analysis Problem -- THE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS -- Systemic -- Domestic -- Individual -- THE CHALLENGES OF THE THREE LEVELS -- The Individual and Domestic Level Challenges -- The Security Dilemma: Dealing with Neo-Realist Realities -- COUNTERING THE CHALLENGES BY CONCEPTUAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MEANS -- Developing a More Informal Concept of a Regional Security Regime -- Responses to Neo-Realist Critiques: Track II and Confidence Building
SPECIFIC CONCEPTUAL AND INSTRUMENTAL STEPS -- The Conceptual -- Instrumental Steps -- A NEW CONCEPT OF REGIONAL SECURITY -- A Model From Southeast Asia -- Establishment of a Code of Conduct: The Neo-Liberal Solution -- CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT -- NOTES -- 6 State-Making and Region-Building: The Interplay of Domestic and Regional Security in the Middle East -- DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO REGION-BUILDING -- THE DOMESTIC-REGIONAL POLITICAL NEXUS IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- SECURITY, ORGANIZED VIOLENCE AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE -- REGION-BUILDING AND STATE-FORMATION -- THE STATE, INSTITUTIONS OF ORGANIZED VIOLENCE AND THE SECURITY DILEMMA -- IMPLICATIONS FOR BUILDING A REGIONAL SECURITY ORDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- CONCLUSIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT -- NOTES -- 7 Prospects for Creating a Regional Security Structure in the Middle East -- CONDITIONS OF REGIONAL SECURITY COOPERATION -- THE BARCELONA PROCESS: PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE -- WHAT IS TO BE DONE? -- NOTES -- 8 Negotiating Regional Security and Arms Control in the Middle East: The ACRS Experience and Beyond -- THE ARMS CONTROL AND REGIONAL SECURITY (ACRS) EXPERIENCE -- DETERRENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- THE DIFFERENT PURPOSES OF WMD IN THE MIDDLE EAST: IMPLICATIONS FOR ARMS CONTROL -- ACRS AS A PART OF THE PEACE PROCESS -- COMPETING VISIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST -- TOWARDS A NEW APPROACH TO REGIONAL SECURITY DISCUSSIONS IN THE REGION -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- 9 Assessing Regional Security Dialogue Through the Agent/Structure Lens: Reflections on ACRS -- AGENT/STRUCTURE RELATIONS IN ACRS: THE SOCIAL DIMENSION -- STRUCTURE (INTERNATIONAL LEVEL) -- The Arms Control Ideational Construct -- AGENT (STATE LEVEL): -- Egypt: The Rules of the Game of Arab Politics and Egypt's LeadershipIdentity -- Israel: The Cultural Basis of Israel's Security Conception -- AGENT-STRUCTURE INTERPLAY
The Clashing Interplay of Competing Ideational Structures and TheirAdverse Effect on the Interaction in ACRS -- CONCLUSIONS: POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH -- Policy Implications -- Directions for Further Research -- NOTES -- Abstracts -- About the Contributors -- Index
Discussions on regional security were initiated in the Middle East in 1992, as part of the Middle East peace process. The collapse of the Oslo process and other regional developments in the latter half of the 1990s have diminished hopes that the initial gains made in this direction might further develop, as violence has again become the primary mode of effecting political changes in the region. On the backdrop of this somewhat dismal current reality in the Middle East the rationale for this volume is that research into regional security structures should nevertheless be pursued. When looking at the long term process of creating regional security, setbacks are not unlikely. The articles that make up this collection focus on the problems that have been encountered, and possible directions for getting regional efforts back on track. A special issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Landau, Emily B. Building Regional Security in the Middle East : Domestic, Regional and International Influences London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2003 9780714655383
Subject Security, International.;National security -- Middle East.;Middle East -- Foreign relations
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Alt Author Malz, Tamar
Maoz, Zeev
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