Relocating Middle Powers

Relocating Middle Powers

This book examines how two middle powers, Australia and Canada, are grappling with the difficult process of relocating themselves in the rapidly changing international economy.

Author: Andrew Fenton Cooper

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774804505

Category: History

Page: 260

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The fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the Soviet Union were only two of the many events that profoundly altered the international political system in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In a world no longer dominated by Cold War tensions, nation states have had to rethink their international roles and focus on economic rather than military concerns. This book examines how two middle powers, Australia and Canada, are grappling with the difficult process of relocating themselves in the rapidly changing international economy. The authors argue that the concept of middle power has continuing relevance in contemporary international relations theory, and they present a number of case studies to illustrate the changing nature of middle power behaviour.
Categories: History

Middle Powers and the Rise of China

Middle Powers and the Rise of China

Cooper, Higgott, and Nossal, Relocating Middle Powers, 24–25; Andrew Fen- ton Cooper, Niche Diplomacy: Middle Powers after the Cold War (New York: St. Mar- tin's Press, 1997); John Ravenhill, ''Cycles of Middle Power Activism: ...

Author: Bruce Gilley

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626160842

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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This is the first work to examine the importance and role of middle powers in the key phenomenon of contemporary international politics, the rise of China. Middle powers have capabilities immediately below those of great powers yet exercise influence far above most other states in global trade and as allies or adversaries in regional security, arms proliferation, and global governance. The book reviews China's middle-power relations with South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil. Contributors address how these diverse nations are responding to a rising China, the impact of Chinese power on each, and whether these states are being attracted to China or deterred by its new power and assertiveness. The book also explores how much (or how little) China, and for comparison the US, value middle powers and examines whether or not middle powers can actually shape China's behavior.
Categories: Political Science

Middle Powers and Regional Influence

Middle Powers and Regional Influence

At the critical junctures studied in this book for the middle power leaders and their democratic governments that emerged rapidly to ... Gilley and O'Neil, “China's Rise,” 8–9; Cooper, Higgott, and Nossal, Relocating Middle Powers, 13.

Author: Joshua B. Spero

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786609892

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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This book builds on prominent middle power literature and aims to advance our theoretical understanding for why crucial foreign policies were made by the “pivotal middle” powers this book examines—Poland, South Korea, and Bolivia.
Categories: Political Science

Transforming Global Governance with Middle Power Diplomacy

Transforming Global Governance with Middle Power Diplomacy

Carsten Holbraad, Middle Powers in International Politics (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984), 12. 2. Andrew F. Cooper, Richard A. Higgott, Kim Richard Nossal, Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order ...

Author: Sook Jong Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137593597

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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This book examines South Korea’s recent strategic turn to middle power diplomacy, evaluating its performance so far in key areas of security, maritime governance, trade, finance, development assistance, climate change, and cyber space. In particular, the authors pay special attention to how South Korea’s middle power diplomacy can contribute to making the U.S.-China competition in East Asia benefit Korea. The contributors discuss the opportunities and limits of this middle power diplomacy role, exploring how Korea can serve as a middleman in Sino-Japanese relations, rather than as a US ally against China; use its rich trade networks to negotiate beneficial free trade agreements; and embracing its role as a leader in climate change policy, along with other topics. This book is a must read for foreign policy officials and experts who engage in the Asia-Pacific region, rekindling the academic study of middle powers whose influence is only augmenting in our increasingly networked twenty-first century world.
Categories: Political Science

Middle Powers in Global Governance

Middle Powers in Global Governance

The Middle Power. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 7 (2): 73–82. Cooper, Andrew, et al. 1993. Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order Melbourne. Melbourne: University Press. Cooper, David A. 2011.

Author: Emel Parlar Dal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319723655

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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This volume summarizes, synthesizes, updates, and contextualizes Turkey’s multiple roles in global governance. As a result of various political, economic, cultural and technological changes occurring in the international system, the need for an effective and appropriate global governance is unfolding. In such an environment, Turkey’s and other rising/middle powers’ initiatives appear to be indispensable for rendering the existing global governance mechanisms more functional and effective. The authors contribute to the assessment of changing global governance practices of secondary and/or middle power states with a special focus on Turkey’s multiple roles and issue-based global governance policies.
Categories: Political Science

Of Peace and Power

Of Peace and Power

293 294 296 While such a broadened perspective entailed new challenges for the middle powers , it also provided them with new opportunities . ... 2 ; Cooper , Higgoott & Nossal , Relocating Middle Powers , p . 21 .

Author: Karsten Jung

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631592558

Category: Canada

Page: 142

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More than 50 years after Canada played an instrumental role in its inception, peacekeeping has once again returned to the center of the national foreign policy debate. Having participated in every peacekeeping operation set up during the Cold War and lived through the fundamental changes the activity has undergone in the 1990s, Ottawa is currently struggling to define a viable approach to peacekeeping for the 21st century. As a timely contribution to this effort, the study reveals the overt and subtle ways in which Canada's commitment to peacekeeping has contributed to the promotion of vital national interests in the past and might continue to do so in the future.
Categories: Canada

Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asian Century

Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asian Century

International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis, 71(4), 516–528. Cooper, A.F., Higgott, R.A. & Nossal, K.R. (1993). Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order.

Author: Tanguy Struye de Swielande

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429873843

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The term "middle power" is conceptually fragile. Some scholars have even argued for abandoning it. This book argues that the concept needs to be analysed more profoundly and that new analytical tools need to be developed to better understand the phenomenon. The traditional approach, based on Western states, is insufficient and has become increasingly irrelevant in a transformed global environment. Instead of drawing from a single theory of international relations, the contributors have chosen to build upon a wide range of theories in a deliberate demonstration of analytic eclecticism. A pluralistic approach provides stronger explanations while remaining analytically and intellectually rigorous. Many of the theory contributions are reconsidering how the largely "Western" bases of such theorising need revising in light of the "emerging middle powers", many of which are in Asia. Presenting a strong argument for studying middle powers, this book explores both the theory and empirical applications of the concept by rethinking the definition and characteristics of middle powers using a range of case studies. It examines changes in the study of middle powers over the last decade, proposing to look at the concept of middle powers in a coherent and inclusive manner. Finally, it aims to further the discussion on the evolution of the international system and provides sound conclusions about the theoretical usefulness and empirical evolution of middle powers today.
Categories: Social Science

Awkward Powers Escaping Traditional Great and Middle Power Theory

Awkward Powers  Escaping Traditional Great and Middle Power Theory

Behringer, Ronald M. “The Dynamics of Middlepowermanship.” Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and ... “Is Australia a Middle Power? A Systemic Impact Approach. ... Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order.

Author: Gabriele Abbondanza

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811603709

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

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This book introduces the editors’ new concept of “Awkward Powers”. By undertaking a critical re-examination of the state of International Relations theorising on the changing nature of the global power hierarchy, it draws attention to a number of countries that fit awkwardly into existing but outdated categories such as “great power” and “middle power”. It argues that conceptual categories pertaining to the apex of the international hierarchy have become increasingly unsatisfactory, and that new approaches focusing on such “Awkward Powers” can both rectify shortcomings on power theorising whilst shining a much-needed theoretical spotlight on significant but understudied states. The book’s contributors examine a broad range of empirical case studies, including both established and rising powers across a global scale to illustrate our conceptual claims. Through such a novel process, we argue that a better appreciation of the de facto international power hierarchy in the 21st century can be achieved.
Categories: Political Science

MIKTA Middle Powers and New Dynamics of Global Governance

MIKTA  Middle Powers  and New Dynamics of Global Governance

Especially years of 2014and 2015 are thebest timing formiddle power countries since Australia willtake the presidency ... 4Andrew F.Cooper, Richard Higgott, Kim Richard Nossal, eds., Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a ...

Author: J. Mo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137506467

Category: Political Science

Page: 106

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This volume is the result of a 2013 conference held by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (South Korea) on the 'middle power' countries of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA). Experts and policymakers discussed how members of the MIKTA can work to advance global governance in emerging global issue areas.
Categories: Political Science