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Normative State Power in International Relations

Marjo Koivisto


While the relationship between norms and the state is an omnipresent research theme in International Relations (IR), variants of international theory from classical liberalism to recent constructivism continue to treat ‘normative state power’ as an analytical impossibility. Theoretical scholarship on human rights, global civil society and economic globalization remains primarily focused on moral valuations and mitigation of the geopolitical power of the state. Seldom is the social institutional normative capacity of the state the focus of theoretical or substantive IR analysis. This book offer ... More

Keywords: normative state power, institutionalism, the Nordic model, welfare states, scientific internationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652792
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marjo Koivisto, author
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Exeter