Using historical, comparative and inductive analysis, Helga Turku explains why states may choose to isolate themselves both domestically and internationally. The book examines extreme forms of self-imposed domestic and international isolation in an interdependent international system, noting the effects on both the immediate interests of a ruling regime and the long-term national interests of the state and the populace.
Cover; Contents; Preface; Dedication; Acknowledgments; 1 Isolationist States in an Interdependent World; 2 Isolationism in International Relations Theory; 3 Legitimacy of the State in Isolationist Regimes; 4 Domestic Isolationism; 5 International Isolationism; 6 Conclusion: The Viability of Isolationist States; Bibliography; Index
Includes bibliographical references and index. Description based on print version record. First published 2009 by Ashgate Publishing.