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Author Buzan, Barry
Title Regions and Powers : The Structure of International Security
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003
©2003
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Descript 1 online resource (598 pages)
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Series Cambridge Studies in International Relations ; v.91
Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Note Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Maps -- Figure -- Table -- Boxes -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Part I Introduction: developing a regional approach to global security -- Introduction -- 1 Theories and histories about the structure of contemporary international security -- Three theoretical perspectives on the post-Cold War security order -- A brief modern history of regional security -- History and diversity: the different state legacies of regional security complexes -- Conclusions -- 2 Levels: distinguishing the regional from the global -- The how and why of distinguishing the regional from the global level -- The problem of polarity post-Cold War -- Conclusions -- 3 Security complexes: a theory of regional security -- Security at the regional level -- Regional security complex theory: main variables -- Descriptive RSCT: a matrix for area studies -- Types of security complex -- Explaining the absence of RSCs -- Predictive RSCT: scenarios -- Revised RSCT: constructivist method and the wider agenda of securitisation studies -- Place in the literature -- Conclusions -- The nature of (this) theory -- The structure of the book -- Part II Asia -- Introduction -- 4 South Asia: inching towards internal and external transformation -- The South Asian RSC during the Cold War: decolonisation to conflict formation -- Post-Cold War: continuity or transformation? -- The case for continuity -- The case for transformation -- Conclusions -- 5 Northeast and Southeast Asian RSCs during the Cold War -- The domestic level -- The regional level -- Northeast Asia -- Southeast Asia -- The interregional level -- The global level and East Asia -- Conclusions -- 6 The 1990s and beyond: an emergent East Asian complex -- The domestic level -- The subcomplex level -- Northeast Asia -- Southeast Asia
The regional level -- The interregional level: an expanding supercomplex -- The global level -- Conclusions -- Conclusions: scenarios for the Asian supercomplex -- Conflict formation -- Security regime -- Part III The Middle East and Africa -- Introduction -- 7 The Middle East: a perennial conflict formation -- Introduction -- The Middle Eastern RSC: 1948-1990 -- The regional level -- The domestic level -- The global level -- The interregional level -- The post-Cold War peace process and its failure -- The Gulf -- Arab-Israel -- Maghreb -- Conclusions -- 8 Sub-Saharan Africa: security dynamics in a setting of weak and failed states -- Introduction -- The domestic level -- The nonstatist African state -- Nonstate rivals to the African state -- The regional level -- Southern Africa -- West Africa -- Horn -- East and Central Africa -- Conclusions on the regional level -- The interregional level -- The global level -- Conclusions -- Conclusions -- Africa -- The Middle East -- Interplay between the Middle East and Africa -- Part IV The Americas -- Introduction -- 9 North America: the sole superpower and its surroundings -- Introduction -- The formation of an RSC in North America -- Early American security history (1585-1870) -- Establishing the basic pattern of North American interstate relations (US-Mexican and US-Canadian relations 1848-1990) -- Central America and the Caribbean -- A global power emerges - continental expansion, Pacific imperialism, and European world wars -- The structure of the Cold War RSC -- Global level -- Regional, subregional, and interregional levels -- Domestic level -- Cold War security in North America -- Security in North America after the Cold War -- Central America -- The Caribbean -- Canada and Mexico -- The United States -- Conclusions -- 10 South America: an under-conflictual anomaly?
The origins and character of the RSC -- The Cold War -- Domestic level -- Regional level - and subcomplexes -- Interregional and global levels -- Composite picture -- Post-Cold War changes -- Domestic level -- Regional level and subcomplexes -- Interregional and global level -- Conclusions -- Conclusions: scenario for the RSCs of the Americas -- Part V The Europes -- Introduction -- Formation of the European RSC -- Operation of the RSC until 1989 -- 11 EU-Europe: the European Union and its 'near abroad' -- European security during the Cold War -- Securitisations in post-Wall Europe: the EU core -- Securitisation in the eastern circles -- The outer circles of EU-Europe -- Regional institutions and traditional security -- EU-Europe's global standing - self-securing? interregionally active? global power? -- Conclusions -- 12 The Balkans and Turkey -- Emergence of the main Balkan units -- Security dynamics in Southeastern Europe after the dissolution of Yugoslavia -- Containment, intervention, and integration: the Balkans as Europe -- Turkey -- Regions in the foreign policy of modern Turkey -- Turkey after the Cold War -- Turkey challenging the concept of insulator -- Conclusions -- 13 The post-Soviet space: a regional security complex around Russia -- History before 1991 -- Evolution of the RSC, 1991-2002 -- Domestic level -- Subregional and regional level -- Central Asia -- Inter-subcomplexes -- Interregional level -- The global level -- General constellation -- Conclusions -- Conclusions: scenarios for the European supercomplex -- Part VI Conclusions -- Introduction -- 14 Regions and powers: summing up and looking ahead -- Introduction: the structure of international security -- Regions and powers: the outlook for RSCs -- Global level dynamics -- 15 Reflections on conceptualising international security
Starting assumptions: territoriality and the regional level of security analysis -- Comparing regions -- Where should the regions be placed on a spectrum from conflict formation through security regime to security community? -- What type of regions is one comparing: overlaid, unstructured, pre- and proto-complexes, or security complexes? And if RSCs… -- What is/are the dominant unit(s) among which the dynamics of (de)securitisation occur? -- What is/are the dominant sector(s) driving the dynamics of (de)securitisation? -- How stable are the essential structures (anarchy, polarity, amity-enmity, boundaries) and dynamics that define the RSCs, and… -- What is the influence of history, particularly the legacy of state formation? Is there a historical pattern of development… -- The advantages of the regionalist approach to security -- Problems in applying regional security complex theory -- Insulators and mini-complexes -- Applying securitisation theory -- Glossary -- References -- News media -- Index of names -- General index
An analysis and application of security complex theory in security regions in the post-Cold War order
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Link Print version: Buzan, Barry Regions and Powers : The Structure of International Security Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2003 9780521814126
Subject Regionalism (International organization)
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Alt Author Wæver, Ole
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