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.
The editors and authors bring solid credentials to the endeavor ... The strongest chapters show convincingly that institutions do matter ... I recommend this anthology for graduate students, faculty, and international relations practitioners. * Perspectives on Political Science *
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6 x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.7