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Author Pouliot, Vincent, 1979-

Title International security in practice : the politics of NATO-Russia diplomacy / Vincent Pouliot
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010


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 W'PONDS  327.4701821 Pou/Isi  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 113
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 113
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; Part I. Restoring the Practical Logic of Peace: 2. The logic of practicality: a theory of practice of security communities; 3. A 'sobjective' methodology for the study of practicality; Part II. The Symbolic Power Politics of NATO-Russia Diplomacy: 4. The logic of practicality at the NATO-Russia council; 5. The early steps: NATO, Russia and the double enlargement, 1992-1997; 6. The fallout: NATO and Russia from Kosovo to Georgia, 1998-2008; 7. Conclusion
Summary "How do once bitter enemies move beyond entrenched rivalry at the diplomatic level? In one of the first attempts to apply practice theory to the study of International Relations, Vincent Pouliot builds on Pierre Bourdieu's sociology to devise a theory of practice of security communities and applies it to post-Cold War security relations between NATO and Russia. Based on dozens of interviews and a thorough analysis of recent history, Pouliot demonstrates that diplomacy has become a normal, though not a self-evident, practice between the two former enemies. He argues that this limited pacification is due to the intense symbolic power struggles that have plagued the relationship ever since NATO began its process of enlargement at the geographical and functional levels. So long as Russia and NATO do not cast each other in the roles that they actually play together, security community development is bound to remain limited"--Provided by publisher
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-274) and index
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Russia (Federation)
Security, International.
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations.
Author North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
LC no. 2009043235
ISBN 9780521122030
9780521199162 (hardback)