MIKTA, Middle Powers, and New Dynamics of Global Governance

The G20's Evolving Agenda

Author: J. Mo,Mo Jongryn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137506466

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.

Middle Powers in Global Governance

The Rise of Turkey

Author: Emel Parlar Dal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319723650

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 4802

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.

Middle Powers and G20 Governance

Author: J. Mo,Mo Jongryn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350652

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 6923

This volume reflects the diverse perspectives presented on each of the major governance groups that contribute directly and indirectly to the G20 political process. It examines how these groups interact and what the outcomes have been of such interactions, including a fresh concept for the organization of a G20 system.

The Rise of Korean Leadership

Emerging Powers and Liberal International Order

Author: G. Ikenberry,J. Mo,Mo Jongryn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351128

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 3455

South Korea has emerged as a new middle power playing a significant role in a wide range of important global issue areas and supporting liberal international order with its leadership diplomacy. The growing role played by new powers like Korea calls into question the prevailing view that global governance is polarized with emerging powers challenging the liberal international order established by the United States and its European allies after World War II. As the case of Korea shows, large developing countries like the BRICS are not the only emerging powers active in global governance. Newly developed or high income developing countries like South Korea, Turkey and Mexico are also active emerging powers, taking new initiatives, setting agendas and mediating conflicts between rival groups on the global stage. Because these high income developing countries have advanced under and benefited from the liberal international order, they see a great stake in its stability and show a willingness to protect it. "Liberal internationalist" developing countries are joining the expanding list of middle powers who contribute to the maintenance of liberal international order as niche players and system supporters.

Rising States, Rising Institutions

Challenges for Global Governance

Author: Alan S. Alexandroff,Andrew F. Cooper

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815704416

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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The global order is shifting. Even though no major war has intervened to reshape the architecture of the international order, the global financial crisis has accentuated the emergence of an enlarged global leadership. It is clear that change is afoot. The United States may be hanging on as the world's leading power, as the European Union remains an independent force in global politics, but a host of rising states—including China, India, and Brazil—clamor to be heard and take on bigger roles in world forums. Rising States, Rising Institutions features a panel of distinguished scholars who examine the forces at work: Gregory Chin (York University), Daniel W. Drezner (Tufts University), Thomas Hale (Princeton University), Andrew Hurrell (Oxford University), G. John Ikenberry (Princeton University), John Kirton (University of Toronto), Flynt Leverett (New America Foundation), Steven E. Miller (Harvard University), Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University), Amrita Narlikar (Cambridge University), and Anne-Marie Slaughter (U.S. State Department). Together they analyze different models of international cooperation, the states that have most actively challenged the existing order, and leading and emergent international institutions such as the G-20, the nascent regime for sovereign wealth funds, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the entities organized to foster cooperation in the war on terror.

Relocating Middle Powers

Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order

Author: Andrew Fenton Cooper,Richard A. Higgott,Kim Richard Nossal

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774804509

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 515

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the Soviet Unionwere only two of the many events that profoundly altered theinternational political system in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In aworld no longer dominated by Cold War tensions, nation states have hadto rethink their international roles and focus on economic rather thanmilitary concerns. This book examines how two middle powers, Australiaand Canada, are grappling with the difficult process of relocatingthemselves in the rapidly changing international economy. The authorsargue that the concept of middle power has continuing relevance incontemporary international relations theory, and they present a numberof case studies to illustrate the changing nature of middle powerbehaviour.

Reset

Iran, Turkey, and America's Future

Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429948289

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2742

The bestselling author of Overthrow offers a new and surprising vision for rebuilding America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East What can the United States do to help realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Stephen Kinzer offers a surprising answer in this paradigm-shifting book. Two countries in the region, he argues, are America's logical partners in the twenty-first century: Turkey and Iran. Besides proposing this new "power triangle," Kinzer also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This book provides a penetrating, timely critique of America's approach to the world's most volatile region, and offers a startling alternative. Kinzer is a master storyteller with an eye for grand characters and illuminating historical detail. In this book he introduces us to larger-than-life figures, like a Nebraska schoolteacher who became a martyr to democracy in Iran, a Turkish radical who transformed his country and Islam forever, and a colorful parade of princes, politicians, women of the world, spies, oppressors, liberators, and dreamers. Kinzer's provocative new view of the Middle East is the rare book that will richly entertain while moving a vital policy debate beyond the stale alternatives of the last fifty years.

Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

Rise of an Indo-Pacific Power

Author: Vibhanshu Shekhar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317199898

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 4600

This book examines the changes in Indonesian foreign policy during the 21st century as it seeks to position itself as a great power in the Indo-Pacific region. The rise of 21st-century Indonesia is becoming a permanent fixture in both the domestic and global discourses. Though there has been an increasing level of discussion on Indonesia’s emerging power status, there has been little discussion on how the country is debating and signalling its new-found status. This book combines the insights of both neo-classical realism and social identity theory to discuss a reset in an emerging Indonesia’s foreign policy during the 21st century while emphasizing domestic drivers and constraints of its international behaviour. There are three key organizing components of the book – emerging power, status signalling and the Indo-Pacific region. The Indo-Pacific region constitutes a spatial framing of the book; the emerging power provides an analytical category to explain Indonesia’s changing international status; and status signalling explains multiple facets of international behaviour through which the country is projecting its new status. Though leaders are adding different styles and characteristics to the rising Indonesia narrative, there are a few unmistakable overarching trends that highlight an increasing correlation between the country’s rising power and growing ambition in international behaviour. This book is built around four key signalling strategies of Indonesia as an emerging power – expanded regional canvas, power projection, leadership projection, and quest for great power parity. They represent Indonesia’s growing desire for a status-consistent behaviour, its response to the prevailing strategic uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific region and its attempt to advance its strategic interests. This book will be of much interest to students of South-East Asian politics, strategic studies, international diplomacy, security studies and IR in general.

Niche Diplomacy

Middle Powers after the Cold War

Author: Andrew F. Cooper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349259020

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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An examination of the nature of middle power diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. As the rigid hierarchy of the bipolar era wanes, the potential ability of middle powers to open segmented niches opens up. This volume indicates the form and scope of this niche-building diplomatic activity from a bottom up perspective to provide an alternative to the dominant apex-dominated image in international relations.

Relational, Networked and Collaborative Approaches to Public Diplomacy

The Connective Mindshift

Author: R.S. Zaharna,Amelia Arsenault,Ali Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136179208

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 6466

Over the past decade, scholars, practitioners, and leading diplomats have forcefully argued for the need to move beyond one-way, mass-media-driven campaigns and develop more relational strategies. In the coming years, as the range of public diplomacy actors grows, the issues become more complexly intertwined, and the use of social media proliferates, the focus on relations will intensify along with the demands for more sophisticated strategies. These changes in the international arena call for a connective mindshift: a shift from information control and dominance to skilled relationship management. Leading international scholars and practitioners embark on a forward-looking exploration of creative conceptual frameworks, training methods, and case studies that advance relational, networking, and collaborative strategies in public diplomacy. Light on academic jargon and rich in analysis, this volume argues that while relationships have always been pivotal to the practice of public diplomacy, the relational dynamics are changing. Rather than focus on specific definitions, the contributors focus on the dynamic interplay of influence in the public diplomacy environment. That environment includes state and non-state actors, public and private partners, competitors and collaborators, new and old media, and is conditioned by power, ethics, and cultures. This book is an essential resource to students and practitioners interested on how to build relationships and transform them into more elaborate network structures through public communication. It will challenge you to push the boundaries of what you think are the mechanisms, benefits, and potential issues raised by a relational approach to public diplomacy

Middle Powers and the Rise of China

Author: Bruce Gilley,Andrew O'Neil

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626160856

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2139

China’s rise is changing the dynamics of the international system. Middle Powers and the Rise of China is the first work to examine how the group of states referred to as “middle powers” are responding to China’s growing economic, diplomatic, and military power. States with capabilities immediately below those of great powers, middle powers still exercise influence far above most other states. Their role as significant trading partners and allies or adversaries in matters of regional security, nuclear proliferation, and global governance issues such as human rights and climate change are reshaping international politics. Contributors review middle-power relations with China in the cases of South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil, addressing 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. Chapters also explore how much (or how little) China, and for comparison the US, value middle powers and examine whether or not middle powers can actually shape China’s behavior. By bringing a new analytic approach to a key issue in international politics, this unique treatment of emerging middle powers and the rise of China will interest scholars and students of international relations, security studies, China, and the diverse countries covered in the book.

The Survival of North Korea

Essays on Strategy, Economics and International Relations

Author: Suk Hi Kim

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487291

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 2436

"This book examines North Korea's survival strategy and solutions to a fifty-year nuclear standoff through essays written by thirteen of the world's foremost scholars and experts on strategy, economics, and international relations. The book will be invaluable in helping policy-makers, diplomats, politicians, researchers, and other North Korea watchers to understand closely related issues about North Korea"--Provided by publisher.

Japan in Crisis

What Will It Take for Japan to Rise Again?

Author: B. Youngshik,T. Pempel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350717

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 1754

This volume, stemming from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, observes that for Japan to 'rise again' would mean recovery not only from the triple disaster—the March, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown—but from 20-plus years of economic stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in Japan's regional and global influence.

The United States and Northeast Asia

Debates, Issues, and New Order

Author: G. John Ikenberry,Chung-in Moon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742556393

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

View: 7708

This authoritative book provides a comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the emerging security terrain in Northeast Asia. Leading American and Asian scholars explore the shifting power configurations in Northeast Asia represented by China's rise, Japan's quest for a normal state, North Korea's nuclear ambitions, South Korea's projection into a middle power, and U.S. strategic realignments. They also examine new flashpoints such as anti-Americanism; the North Korean crisis; and the clash of parochial nationalisms among China, Japan, and Korea. Shedding light on Asia's new order, this balanced and systematic volume will be invaluable for a nuanced understanding of this complex and dynamic region.

The Middle Power Project

Canada and the Founding of the United Nations

Author: Adam Chapnick

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774851732

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Middle Power Project describes a defining period of Canadian and international history. During the Second World War, Canada transformed itself from British dominion to self-proclaimed middle power. It became an active, enthusiastic, and idealistic participant in the creation of one of the longest lasting global institutions of recent times -- the United Nations. This was, in many historians' opinions, the beginning of a golden age in Canadian diplomacy. Chapnick suggests that the golden age may not have been so lustrous. During the UN negotiations, Canadian policymakers were more cautious than idealistic. The civil service was inexperienced and often internally divided. Canada's significant contributions were generally limited to the much neglected economic and social fields. Nevertheless, creating the UN changed what it meant to be Canadian. Rightly or wrongly, from the establishment of the UN onwards, Canadians would see themselves as leading internationalists. Based on materials not previously available to Canadian scholars, The Middle Power Project presents a critical reassessment of the traditional and widely accepted account of Canada's role and interests in the formation of the United Nations. It will be be read carefully by historians and political scientists, and will be appreciated by general readers with an interest in Canadian and international history.

Korea 2012

Politics, Economy and Society

Author: Rüdiger Frank,Patrick Köllner,Susan Pares

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004236287

Category: Reference

Page: 276

View: 7387

Korea 2012: Politics, Economy and Society contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2011. A detailed chronology complements these articles.

The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations

Author: Marc Herzog,Philip Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317666550

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 8501

This work seeks to develop a new concept with which to analyse the actions and activities of states that tend to be relatively ignored by the discipline of International Relations (IR). As a discipline, IR has a tendency to lean towards the analytically safe. Given the current and recent dynamism of the international system that is both surprising and undesirable. Arranged around the concept of the idea of the Cusp State (and cuspness more generally), the book consists of empirical analysis of eight different countries Brazil, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine, defined as ‘states that lie uneasily on the political and/or normative edge of what is widely believed to be an established region’. By focusing on the importance of comparing groups of states, like states with high degrees of ‘cuspness’, this book argues that it is possible to categorise the world in a fresher and more original way, and one which covers more of the globe than either a systemic or regionalist approach would do. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of Geopolitics, International Security and Regionalism.

Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

Author: Michael C. Appleby

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934032

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

View: 4683

Around 60 billion animals are bred for food each year worldwide and more than a billion are transported, often over long distances, every week. However, awareness and understanding of animal welfare, the factors that affect it and the correlation between it and other issues such as food safety and quality are increasing. Long distance transport can cause both physical and mental problems in animals and promoting animal welfare will be beneficial to both the animals and the agricultural and processing industries. In conjunction with a global coalition of NGOs working on animal transport and welfare, this volume brings together studies from well known animal scientists and researchers to review the implications and necessity of long distance animal transport for slaughter. Authoritative reports on regional practices are combined with discussions of the science, economics, legislation and procedures involved in this practice. This review will be essential for researchers and professionals within animal production and welfare as well as veterinary science.