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Handbook on the politics of small states, edited by Godfrey Baldacchino, Anders Wivel

Handbook on the politics of small states, edited by Godfrey Baldacchino, Anders Wivel
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Includes bibliographical references and index
no index present
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non fiction
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Handbook on the politics of small states
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edited by Godfrey Baldacchino, Anders Wivel
"Comprehensive and timely, this Handbook identifies the key characteristics, challenges and opportunities involved in the politics of small states across the globe today. Acknowledging the historical legacies behind these states, the chapters unpack the costs and benefits of different political models for small states. Contributions from key scholars challenge the idealization of the small state, disputing views that these states are inconsequential at best and a nuisance to world politics at worst. Offering evidence-based discussions on their importance to the global political order, the Handbook explores how small states 'do' politics, the major opportunities and challenges of policy-making and implementation, and how they can respond intelligently to these opportunities. Critical contemporary dilemmas are analysed, with a particular focus on the rise of nationalism, the collapse of empires, and the importance of this in relation to small state politics. Political science, diplomacy and international relations scholars, particularly those looking at small states, will find this a rich reference work. Case studies from all major world regions used in this Handbook will also make it a beneficial read for practitioners and policy-makers of small states"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: PART I. INTRODUCING SMALL STATES: 1. Small states : concepts and theories (2) / Godfrey Baldacchino and Anders Wivel -- 2. Small states : surviving, perishing and proliferating through history (20) / Matthias Maass -- 3. Small states : politics and policies (38) / Dag Anckar -- 4. Small states : public management and policy-making (55) / Külli Sarapuu and Tiina Randma-Liiv -- 5. Small states : challenges of political economy (70) / Godfrey Baldacchino -- 6. Small states : challenges and coping strategies in the UN General Assembly (83) / Diana Panke and Julia Gurol -- PART II. EUROPE: 7. Small states in Europe (99) / Anders Wivel -- 8. The Nordic states: keeping cool at the top? (113) / Baldur Thorhallsson and Jóna Sólveig Elínardóttir -- 9. The non-identical Mediterranean island states : Cyprus and Malta (131) / Roderick Pace -- 10. Politics of the four European microstates : Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino (150) / Wouter P. Veenendaal -- 11. Small states in Europe as a buffer between East and West (168) / Revecca Pedi -- 12. Small states of the Balkans : after Yugoslavia and its 'third way' (189) / Stefano Bianchini -- PART III. MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: 13. Mediation by small states : Norway and Sweden in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (207) / Jacob Eriksson -- 14. Politics and economy in small African island states : comparing Cabo Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe (222) / Edalina Rodrigues Sanches and Gerhard Seibert -- PART IV CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: 15. Small states in Central America (242) / Tom Long -- 16. The foreign policy of South American small powers in regional and international politics (259) / Leslie E. Wehner -- 17. Island versus region : the politics of small states in the Caribbean (278) / Godfrey Baldacchino -- PART V. ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: 18. Small states in post-Soviet Central Asia : navigating between two great power neighbours (294) / Flemming Splidsboel Hansen -- 19. Enlarging Singapore's foreign policy: becoming intermediary for diplomacy, transportation and information (311) / Alan Chong -- 20. Small states, China and the South China Sea (329) / Leszek Buszynski -- 21. Small states in the Pacific (343) / Jack Corbett and John Connell -- PART VI. BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY? SEMI/NON-SOVEREIGN SMALL STATES AND TERRITORIES: 22. Small, subnational jurisdictions (362) / Gerard Prinsen -- 23. Exploring de facto state agency : negotiation power, international engagement and patronage (379) / Eiki Berg and Kristel Vits -- 24. Protodiplomacy : sub-state diplomacy and wannabe states (395) / David Criekemans -- Index (411)
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