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 *
Celeste Wallender, Helga Haftendorn and Robert O. Keohane.: Introduction
FUNCTION AND FORM OF SECURITY INSTITUTIONS.
1: Celeste Wallender and Robert O. Keohane: Risk, Threat and Security Institutions
2: Louise Richardson: The Concert of Europe and Security Management in the Nineteenth Century
3: Carsten Tams: Function and Form of a European Security and Defence Identity
EFFECTS OF SECURITY INSTITUTIONS.
4: Christopher Gelpi: Alliances as Instruments of Intra-Allied Control
5: Christian Tuschoff: Alliance Cohesion and Peaceful Change in NATO
6: Helga Haftendorn: The `Quad': Unexpected Effects of an Obscure Institution
7: Ingo Peters: How Institutions Matter: The OSCE and German Foreign Policy
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN SECURITY INSTITUTIONS.
8: Christopher Daase: Spontaneous Institutions: The Dynamics of International Peacekeeping
9: Henning Riecke: US Non-Proliferation Campaigns and the Impact of Institutional Change
10: Alastair Iain Johnston: The Myth of ASEAN Way: Explaining the Evolution of the ASEAN Regional Forum
Celeste Wallender, Helga Haftendorn and Robert O. Keohane: Conclusion