Regional Leadership in the Global System

Author: Daniel Flemes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317069064
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We assume that the ideas, interests and strategies of regional powers are highly significant variables, with the power to influence foreign policy. Yet while comparative research projects involving OECD-countries are fairly common, comparative research integrating developing regions is still rare, despite the fact that these countries are among the key actors of the twenty-first century. This collection emphasizes the role of regional powers in intra-regional, interregional and global contexts, analyzing the rise of regional powers from a comparative perspective. In so doing, the book explains how these powers have power to shape regional and global politics.

Regional Orders and Regional Powers

Author: Nadine Godehardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136718915
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A reconceptualization of the concept of 'region' and its function within power and order systems.

Regional Powers and Security Orders

Author: Robert Stewart-Ingersoll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415569192
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This book presents a new theoretical framework through which to understand the role of regional powers in creating and maintaining regional security orders. As a result of the retreat of the global powers since the end of the Cold War, it has become clear that international security dynamics are less explicable without considering the regional level as a primary focus for most states. The authors contend that these dynamics, which include the identification, management and prevention of security threats, are heavily influenced by regional powers. The regional level in this text is defined on the basis of regional sub-systems, more specifically Regional Security Complexes. Within this context, the authors utilize their framework to address how security orders are defined and how regional powers are identified. The focus then turns to an analysis of how the roles and foreign policy orientations of regional powers, conditioned by the presence of material capabilities, affect the development of regional security orders. The authors then present a comparative analysis of Russia, Brazil and India within their own security complexes to demonstrate an application of the framework. This book will be of interest to students of regional security, international security, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

Regional Powers and Contested Leadership

Author: Hannes Ebert
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319736914
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When do rising powers fail to establish legitimate regional leadership and instead face contestation by their regional challengers? This book investigates how and why the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) project leadership in South America, post-Soviet Eurasia, South and Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, respectively, and in what ways their main regional challengers respond. Based on a systematic conceptualization of the types and drivers of leadership and contestation, the authors assess the impact of the rise of regional powers on weaker states’ security, sovereignty, and status, as well as the consequences of contestation for regional economic development and stability and the regional powers’ bid for greater voice in global governance. By illuminating the sources and effects of power politics in five regions that are increasingly pivotal for the emerging world order, the volume offers a global comparative analysis of contemporary regional contested leadership that will interest scholars and students of international affairs, foreign policy, and area studies.

Politische F hrung im Spiegel regionaler politischer Kultur

Author: Martin Koschkar
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658225653
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Im vorliegenden Sammelband werden Formen und Merkmale der politischen Führung in drei unterschiedlichen Regionen analysiert. Der erste Teil bringt konzeptuelle Überlegungen zusammen, die die nationale sowie transnationale Ebene betrachten. Im zweiten Teil rückt Iberoamerika jenseits des Populismus in den Mittelpunkt. Im dritten Teil wird am Beispiel der Bundesrepublik Deutschland die politische Führung im Parlamentarismus und Föderalismus thematisiert. An den Beispielen Singapur, Indien und Russland eröffnet sich im vierten Teil die Diskussion über Demokratie- und Regierungsformen, die im Gegensatz zu westlichen Weltanschauungen stehen.

German Power

Author: Hans Kundnani
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406688640
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Ist ein „deutsches Europa“ die bittere Frucht der europäischen Krise? In vielen europäischen Ländern wird es so wahrgenommen. Angela Merkel wird mit Hitler verglichen, die Rede ist von deutscher „Hegemonie“ und einem neuen deutschen „Reich“. Doch Deutschland ist heute ein anderes Land als im 19. Oder 20. Jahrhundert. Nur – welches? Einmal mehr könnte es zu einer Quelle der Instabilität im Herzen Europas werden. In German Power geht Hans Kundnani der Transformation Deutschlands seit der Vereinigung 1990 nach und stellt sie in den Kontext der deutschen Geschichte vor 1945. Dabei zeigt er Ähnlichkeiten auf und benennt einige Grundkonflikte – zwischen Kontinuität und Wandel, Ökonomie und Politik, Europa und der Welt. Kundnani kommt in seinem provozierenden Essay zu dem unbequemen Schluss, dass die „deutsche Frage“ wieder zurückgekehrt ist – in geoökonomischer Gestalt.

India From Regional to World Power

Author: Ashok Kapur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113433575X
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This book provides an in-depth account of India's role in world politics at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The author shows how the approach laid down by Nehru and followed by his successors (an approach that included nuclear self-restraint, the search for friendly relations with Pakistan and China, seeking the high ground in moral and diplomatic spheres, and giving a lead to the non-aligned Third World) has been replaced. The new, more self-confident and assertive approach of this book is based on India's growing economic strength and has a more strategic and pro-Western orientation. Meticulous in approach, this book discusses this change, shows how it has come about, and explores how India's role in world politics might develop going forward. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of South Asian studies, Asian politics, international relations, and security studies.