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Transforming NATO, new allies, missions, and capabilities /, Ivan Dinev Ivanov - ebk

This book examines the three dimensions of NATO s transformation since the end of the Cold War: the addition of a dozen new allies; the undertaking of new missions such as peacekeeping, crisis response, and stabilization; and the development of new capabilities to implement these missions. The book explains these processes through two mutually reinforcing frameworks: club goods theory and the concept of complementarities. NATO can be viewed as a diverse, heterogeneous club of nations providing collective defense to its members, who, in turn, combine their military resources in a way that enables them to optimize the Alliance s capabilities needed for overseas operations."Transforming NATO" makes a number of theoretical contributions. First, it offers new insights into understanding how heterogeneous clubs operate. Second, it introduces a novel concept, that of complementarities. Finally, it re-evaluates the relevance of club goods theory as a framework for studying contemporary international security. These conceptual foundations apply to areas well beyond NATO
Table Of Contents
Management and sustainability of clubs: conceptual foundations of NATO politics -- Explaining NATO's transformation: the concept of complementarities -- Expanding the mission: NATO's out of the area involvement -- Advancing NATO's new capabilities -- Adding new allies: three rounds of post-Cold War NATO expansion -- Managing twenty-first century operations: NATO's involvement in Afghanistan
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (281 p.)
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