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Author Buzan, Barry.

Title Regions and powers : the structure of international security / Barry Buzan and Ole Wæver
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 564 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 91
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 91
Contents Theories and histories about the structure of contemporary international security -- Levels : distinguishing the regional from the global -- Security complexes : a theory of regional security -- South Asia : inching towards internal and external transformation -- Northeast and Southeast Asian RSCs during the Cold War -- The 1990s and beyond : an emergent EastAsian complex -- The Middle East : a perennial conflict formation -- Sub-Saharan Africa : security dynamics in a setting of weak and failed states -- Conclusions -- North America : the sole superpower and its surroundings -- South America : an under-conflictual anomaly? -- EU-Europe : the European Union and its 'near abroad' -- The Balkans and Turkey -- The post-Soviet space : a regional security complex -- Conclusions : scenarios for the European supercomplex -- Regions and powers : summing up and looking ahead -- Reflections on conceptualising international security
Summary Buzan and Wæver argue that in the post-Cold War world regional patterns of security are more important than ever before. Analysing regions throughout the world, this original and comprehensive study offers a distinctive interpretation of the nature of the 'new world security order' that has followed the Cold War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-542) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject International relations.
Regionalism (International organization)
Security, International.
World politics -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Wæver, Ole, 1960-
ISBN 0511076630
051107820X (electronic bk.)
0511330952 (e-book)
0521891116 (paperback)
9780511078200 (electronic bk.)
9780511330957 (e-book)
9780521891110 (paperback)