Interpreting global security / edited by Mark Bevir, Oliver Daddow and Ian Hall.

London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
Routledge advances in international relations and global politics ; 111
1 online resource (395 p.)
National security.
World politics -- 21st century.
Electronic books.

This edited collection explores the fruitfulness of applying an interpretive approach to the study of global security. The interpretive approach concentrates on unpacking the meanings and beliefs of various policy actors, and, crucially, explains those beliefs by locating them in historical traditions and as responses to dilemmas. Interpretivists thereby seek to highlight the contingency, diversity, and contestability of the narratives, expertise, and beliefs that inform political action. The interpretive approach is widespread in the study of governance and public policy, but arguably it h

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Interpreting global security; Interpretive theory; Why beliefs?; Why traditions?; Why dilemmas?; Interpretive theory and global security; Challenging comprehensive theories; Decentring global governance; New research topics; Conclusion; References; 2. The rise of security governance; International relations; Public administration; Security governance; Conclusion; References
3. An interplay of traditions: The 'return of uncertainty' and its taming in post-9/11 US security thinking'There's a new world 'here': revisiting the US interpretation of the global security environment after 9/11; The two dimensions of the notion of the 'new' world; The 'new' world and the idea of the 'return of uncertainty'; The American 'new'; The return of 'uncertainty' and its taming; Conclusion; References; 4. Interpreting george W. Bush'S foreign policy; Optimism; Pessimism; Augustinian realism; Containment and sequence; Conclusion; References
5. From value protection to value promotion: Interpreting British security policyInterpreting security traditions: from foreign policy to strategic culture; Post-war dilemmas; Reconfiguring the tradition: from post-war to post-Cold War; Conclusion; References; 6. Negotiating the global security dilemma: Interpreting Russia's security agenda; Beliefs and traditions of the Putin regime; Traditional Russian beliefs and the Putin regime; Contemporary beliefs: fear of the 1990s chaos and the Putin regime
Russia's security dilemma: how to normalize its position as a great power in the contemporary global security architectureStage 1: internal rebuilding and Russia's attempts to fit into existing global architecture, 2000-02; Stage 2: Russia's reassertion of its position in the global security architecture, 2002-08; Conclusion; Notes; References; 7. Interpreting missile defence: A comparative study of European reactions; Symbolism, tradition, narrative and socialization in domestic nuclear politics; The construction of nuclear politics in Britain, France and (West) Germany
British strategic narratives and traditionsFrench beliefs; French strategic narratives and traditions; West German beliefs; West German strategic narratives and traditions; Missile defence as a nuclear politics dilemma; Reconstructing the nuclear narratives; Notes; References; 8. Framing the sovereignty intervention dilemma: The strange omission of the Genocide Convention; Why focus on the Genocide Convention?; The UN Charter frame; Conclusion; Notes; References; 9. Writing the threat of terrorism in Western Europe and the European Union: An interpretive analysis
Interpreting terror: dominant beliefs about terrorism
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed August 31, 2013).
Bevir, Mark.
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10.4324/9780203713464 doi
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