International Cooperation: The Extents and Limits of Multilateralism

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-05
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Considers multilateralism and other approaches to international cooperation, identifying further areas for research into the issues of international relations.

Author Biography

I. William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of a number of books, including Cowardly Lions: Missed Opportunities for Preventing Deadly Conflict and State Collapse (2005) and Negotiation and Conflict Management: Essays on Theory and Practice (2008), and editor of Imbalance of Power: US Hegemony and International Order (2009) and Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods and Techniques (2005). He is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association for Conflict Management. Saadia Touval, former professor and Dean at Tel Aviv University, taught at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies from 1994 to 2007. He was the author of a number of books including The Peace Brokers: Mediation in the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1948-1979(1982) and Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars (2001).

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. xi
List of contributorsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introduction: return to the theories of cooperationp. 1
Multilateral meanings of cooperation
Debating Cooperation in Europe from Grotius too Adam Smithp. 15
The two sides of multilateral cooperationp. 40
Deconstructing multilateral cooperationp. 60
Negotiated cooperation and its alternativesp. 78
Multiple strategies of cooperation
Synthesizing rationalist and constructivist perspectives on negotiated cooperationp. 95
The shadow of the past over conflict and cooperationp. 111
Chicken dilemmas: crossing the road to cooperationp. 135
Conflict management as cooperationp. 161
Status concerns and multilateral cooperationp. 182
Asymmetrical cooperation in economic assistancep. 208
Conclusion: improving knowledge of cooperationp. 227
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 266
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