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Imperfect Unions

Security Institutions Over Time and Space

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International institutions play important roles in political-military issues as well as in economic and environmental affairs. Indeed, it is impossible to understand efforts to resolve regional and local conflicts, or the form and pace of alliance formation and expansion, without paying attention to security institutions. Imperfect Unions discusses a wide variety of security institutions, including NATO, the Western European Union, United Nations peacekeeping, the ASEAB Regional Forum, and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. It describes changes in security institutions, documents the effects of such institutions on national policies, and explores the conditions that affect the patterns of co-operation and discord that ensue. The book helps to improve our understanding of recent developments in international relations such as NATO enlargement and the regionalization of peacekeeping. In theoretical terms, it shows how institutionalist approaches, such as those represented in this volume, can enrich the important field of security studies.

Author Biography

Helga Haftendorn is University professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Free University of Berlin. Robert O. Keohane is James B. Duke Professor of Military Science at Duke University. Celeste Wallender is an Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Celeste Wallender Edited by Helga Haftendorn Edited by Robert O. Keohane Edited by Robert Owen
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
394
Dimensions
163x242x26
ISBN-13
9780198207955
Product ID
1859285

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