Imperfect Unions: Security Institutions Over Time and Space

Paperback | July 15, 1999

EditorHelga Haftendorn, Robert Keohane, Celeste Wallender

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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 payingattention 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 effectsof 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 fieldof security studies.

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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 payingattention to security institutions. Imperfect Un...

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.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198207964

ISBN - 13:9780198207962

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Table of Contents

Celeste Wallender, Helga Haftendorn and Robert O. Keohane.: IntroductionFUNCTION AND FORM OF SECURITY INSTITUTIONS.1. Celeste Wallender and Robert O. Keohane: Risk, Threat and Security Institutions2. Louise Richardson: The Concert of Europe and Security Management in the Nineteenth Century3. Carsten Tams: Function and Form of a European Security and Defence IdentityEFFECTS OF SECURITY INSTITUTIONS.4. Christopher Gelpi: Alliances as Instruments of Intra-Allied Control5. Christian Tuschoff: Alliance Cohesion and Peaceful Change in NATO6. Helga Haftendorn: The `Quad': Unexpected Effects of an Obscure Institution7. Ingo Peters: How Institutions Matter: The OSCE and German Foreign PolicyCONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN SECURITY INSTITUTIONS.8. Christopher Daase: Spontaneous Institutions: The Dynamics of International Peacekeeping9. Henning Riecke: US Non-Proliferation Campaigns and the Impact of Institutional Change10. Alastair Iain Johnston: The Myth of ASEAN Way: Explaining the Evolution of the ASEAN Regional ForumCeleste Wallender, Helga Haftendorn and Robert O. Keohane: Conclusion