Featuring an outstanding international line-up of contributors, this edited volume offers a timely examination of two of the most crucial and controversial issues in international relations, namely the evolution of particular concepts of multilateralism and whether international security institutions are the objects of state choice and/or consequential.
The book combines a variety of theoretical perspectives with detailed empirical examples. The subjects covered include:
the development and contemporary application of the concept of multilateralism
American foreign and security policy in the post 9/11 era (unilateralism vs. multilateralism)
humanitarian intervention and liberal peace
case studies of a variety of security institutions including the EU, UN and NATO
a broad selection of geographical examples from North America, Europe and Asia
This book is a significant contribution to the contemporary debate on multilateralism and the effects of multilateral security institutions and will be of great interest to scholars of international relations and security studies.
Dimitris Bourantonis is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Athens University of Economics and Business. His previous books include The History and Politics of UN Security Council Reform (Routledge, 2006) and The UN's Role in Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations, (Dartmouth, 1993). Kostas Ifantis is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Athens, Greece. His books include Turkish-Greek Relations: The Security Dilemma in the Aegean, (Routledge, 2004); International Security Today, (SAM, 2006). Panayotis Tsakonas is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Security Studies at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes. His books include A Breakthrough in Greek-Turkish Relations? Understanding Greece's `Socialization Strategy', (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007)
Introduction Dimitris Bourantonis, Kostas Ifantis and Panayotis Tsakonas Part 1: Multilateralism and Security: Concepts, Issues and Strategies 1. State Power and International Institutions: America and the Logic of Economic and Security Multilateralism G. John Ikenberry 2. Unipolar Empire and Principled Multilateralism as Strategies for International Change Jack Snyder 3. U.S. Military Commitments: Multilateralism and Treaties Lisa L. Martin 4. The Crisis of the Transatlantic Security Community Thomas Risse 5. State Attributes and System Properties: Security Multilateralism in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Atlantic and Europe James Sperling 6. Is Multilateralism Bad for Humanitarianism? Michael Barnett 7. Horizontal and Vertical Multilateralism and the Liberal Peace Oliver Richmond Part 2: Assesing Multilateral Security Institutions 8. Transatlantic Relations, Multilateralism and the Transformation of NATO Frank Schimmelfennig 9. Persuasion and Norm Promotion: International Institutions in the Western Balkans Geoffrey Edwards and Mladen Tosic 10. From `Perverse' to `Promising' Institutionalism? NATO, EU and the Greek-Turkish Conflict Panayotis Tsakonas 11. Evaluating Multilateral Interventions in Civil Wars: A Comparison of UN and Non-UN Peace Operations Nicholas Sambanis and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl 12. Why No UN Security Council Reform?: Lessons for and from Institutionalist Theory Erik Voeten 13. The Reform and Efficiency of the UN Security Council: A "Veto Player" Analysis Aris Alexopoulos and Dimitris Bourantonis