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Description

Theorising NATO builds upon a range of theoretic perspectives to analyze the work of NATO, and its relationship to the European Union. In doing so, it addresses a gap in IR scholarship, allowing the reader to interpret the work of NATO.

The book takes into account pluralist theoretic approaches, including tradition modes of realism, liberalism and constructivism, as well as newer approaches such as securitisation and risk. It focuses on how NATO’s post-Cold War development might be understood and explained, thus considering the conceptualisation, purpose and future of the Alliance.

Theorising NATO will be of interest to students and scholars of International Organisation, International Relations and European Politics.

Contents

1. International Relations Theory: Making Sense of NATO Mark Webber 2. NATO in the 21st Century: a Neo-realist Analysis Adrian Hyde-Price 3. NATO and Neoclassical Realism: Dissolving the Structure-Agency Divide James Sperling 4. NATO and Institutional Theories of International Relations Frank Schimmelfennig 5. NATO and Liberal IR Theory Benjamin Pohl 6. NATO’s Article of Faith and the Conditions for Solidarity: A Friendship Perspective Felix Berenskoetter 7. NATO – a Social Identity Perspective Trine Flockhart 8. Securing the Atlantic Alliance? Securitization Theory and the Transformation of NATO Gabi Schlag 9. NATO and the Risk Society Michael J. Williams 10. NATO – A Provider of Collective and Public Goods Jens Ringsmose 11. NATO’s Inertia: An Organisational Learning Approach Jörg Noll 12. Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here? Mark Webber and Adrian Hyde-Price

Author Bio

Mark Webber is Professor of International Politics and Head of the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University.

Adrian Hyde-Price is Professor of International Politics in the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages at the University of Bath.

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Description: Edited by Mark Webber, Adrian Hyde-Price. Theorising NATO builds upon a range of theoretic perspectives to analyze the work of NATO, and its relationship to the European Union. In doing so, it addresses a gap in IR scholarship, allowing the reader to interpret the work of NATO. The book takes...
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