Neoclassical Realism And Defence Reform In Post-Cold War Europe

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

byTom Dyson

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In this book, Dyson explains the convergence and divergence between British, French and German defence reforms in the post-Cold War era. He engages with cultural and realist theories and develops a neoclassical realist approach to change and stasis in defence policy, bringing new material to bear on the factors which have affected defence reforms.


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In this book, Dyson explains the convergence and divergence between British, French and German defence reforms in the post-Cold War era. He engages with cultural and realist theories and develops a neoclassical realist approach to change and stasis in defence policy, bringing new material to bear on the factors which have affected defe...

TOM DYSON is Lecturer in International Security at the University of Surrey's Department of Political, International and Policy Studies, UK. He is currently undertaking a two year sabbatical as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin, Germany. His published work focuses on ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.6 × 5.77 × 0.92 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230246230

ISBN - 13:9780230246232

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Table of Contents

PART I: CONTEXT: THE CASE FOR CONVERGENCE
Europe's Partial and Selective Emulation of the US-led Revolution in Military Affairs
Convergence and Divergence in the Institutional Forums of Defence Policy: Functional Complementarity; Spatial and Temporal Differentiation
PART II: THEORISING AND TESTING DEFENCE POLICY CONVERGENCE 
Competing Theoretical Frameworks: Realist and Cultural Approaches
PART III: TESTING CULTURAL AND REALIST APPROACHED: DEFENCE POLICIES BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL STRUCTURE AND EXECUTIVE AUTONOMY 
France: Domestic Incentives and Timely Adaptation to Systemic Imperatives
Germany: Domestic Constraint and the Temporal Management of Reform
The United Kingdom High Executive Autonomy and Timely Adaptation to Systemic Imperatives
Conclusions: The Empirical and Theoretical Implications