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The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance

Deborah Avant and Oliver Westerwinter


Traditional analyses of global security cannot explain the degree to which there is “governance” of important security issues—from combatting piracy to curtailing nuclear proliferation to reducing the contributions of extractive industries to violence and conflict. They are even less able to explain why contemporary governance schemes involve the various actors and take the many institutional forms they do. Juxtaposing the insights of scholars writing about new modes of governance with the logic of network theory, this book offers a framework for understanding contemporary security governance ... More

Keywords: network, relationships, security governance, power, land mines, conflict minerals, small arms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190604493
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Avant, editor
Professor of International Relations, University of Denver

Oliver Westerwinter, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher, Universitat-St. Gallen (Switzerland)

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1 Introduction

Deborah Avant and Oliver Westerwinter

Part I Networking Strategies and Governance Attempts

4 Interpersonal Networks and International Security

Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon

5 Netting the Empire

Deborah Avant

Part II Networks and Governance Outcomes

8 Bargaining in Networks

Oliver Westerwinter

End Matter