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Fear, weakness and power in the post-Soviet South Caucasus, a theoretical and empirical analysis, Kevork Oskanian

Fear, weakness and power in the post-Soviet South Caucasus, a theoretical and empirical analysis, Kevork Oskanian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-245) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Fear, weakness and power in the post-Soviet South Caucasus
Nature of contents
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Responsibility statement
Kevork Oskanian
Series statement
New security challenges
Sub title
a theoretical and empirical analysis
"This book provides a detailed, multi-level analysis of international security in the South Caucasus and considers whether this region of the former Soviet Union, with several as yet unresolved, 'frozen' separatist conflicts, can move towards a more peaceable future.Using three concepts from Regional Security Complex Theory, amity/enmity, state incoherence and great power penetration, Oskanian forms a unique conceptual expansion of the theory, providing a comprehensive examination of both material conditions and discourses of insecurity. Applying this expanded framework onto a region of considerable complexity and conflict, the book considers the hostility between the South Caucasian states, the fissures underlying their secessionist conflicts, and the regional involvement of great powers, outlining the broader narratives that pervade societies in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.The book also assesses the emergence of a security regime in the Southern Caucasus and offers a critical-prescriptive assessment of policy implications for both regional and extra-regional actors concerned with improved regional stability. "-- Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note : -- Geopolitical map of the Caucasus -- Timeline of events in the South Caucasus 1988-2009 -- A note on transliteration and toponymy list of acronyms and abbreviations list of interviewees -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Amity and enmity in its regional context -- 3. State incoherence as weakness, instability and failure -- 4. Great powers and their regional entanglements -- 5. A Macro-view of the Southern Caucasus -- 6. Discourses of conflict in the Southern Caucasus -- 7. State incoherence in Southern Caucasia -- 8. The great powers and the Southern Caucasus -- 9. The South Caucasus regional insecurity complex
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