Comparative Grand Strategy

He is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute for European Studies at the Free
University of Brussels (VUB) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Brussels School of
International Studies at the University of Kent. From 2012 until 2016 he served as
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Comparative Grand Strategy

Author: Thierry Balzacq

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198840845

Page: 368

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This book develops a new approach in explaining how a nation's Grand Strategy is constituted, how to assess its merits, and how grand strategies may be comparatively evaluated within a broader framework. The volume responds to three key problems common to both academia and policymaking. First, the literature on the concept of grand strategy generally focuses on the United States, offering no framework for comparative analysis. Indeed, many proponents of US grand strategy suggest that the concept can only be applied, at most, to a very few great powers such as China and Russia. Second, characteristically it remains prescriptive rather than explanatory, ignoring the central conundrum of why differing countries respond in contrasting ways to similar pressures. Third, it often understates the significance of domestic politics and policymaking in the formulation of grand strategies - emphasizing mainly systemic pressures. This book addresses these problems. It seeks to analyze and explain grand strategies through the intersection of domestic and international politics in ten countries grouped distinctively as great powers (The G5), regional powers (Brazil and India) and pivotal powers hostile to each other who are able to destabilize the global system (Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia). The book thus employs a comparative framework that describes and explains why and how domestic actors and mechanisms, coupled with external pressures, create specific national strategies. Overall, the book aims to fashion a valid, cross-contextual framework for an emerging research program on grand strategic analysis.

Constructivism and International Relations

He has published in Alternatives, Cooperation & Conflict, Millennium: Journal of
International Studies, and Zeitschrift für ... served as Director of the Programme in
International Conflict Analysis at the Brussels School of International Studies.

Constructivism and International Relations

Author: Stefano Guzzini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134319592

Page: 272

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This new book unites in one volume some of the most prominent critiques of Alexander Wendt's constructivist theory of international relations and includes the first comprehensive reply by Wendt. Partly reprints of benchmark articles, partly new original critiques, the critical chapters are informed by a wide array of contending theories ranging from realism to poststructuralism. The collected leading theorists critique Wendt’s seminal book Social Theory of International Politics and his subsequent revisions. They take issue with the full panoply of Wendt’s approach, such as his alleged positivism, his critique of the realist school, the conceptualism of identity, and his teleological theory of history. Wendt’s reply is not limited to rebuttal only. For the first time, he develops his recent idea of quantum social science, as well as its implications for theorising international relations. This unique volume will be a necessary companion to Wendt’s book for students and researchers seeking a better understanding of his work, and also offers one of the most up-to-date collections on constructivist theorizing.

Utopian Universities

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British Nylon Spinners Ltd here British ... Philip here–here Brown, Edmund G. 'Pat
'here Brown, Ian here Brussels here Brussels School of International Studies
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Utopian Universities

Author: Miles Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350138657

Page: 424

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In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

Resilience in EU and International Institutions

Jonathan Joseph is Professor of International Relations at the School of
Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University ... Brussels), Belgium,
and a research associate in the University of Kent's Brussels School of
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Resilience in EU and International Institutions

Author: Elena Korosteleva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000283860

Page: 278

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This book explores the concept and practice of resilience that has generated much debate among both scholars and practitioners. The contributions propose a new understanding of resilience, both as a quality and a way of thinking, taking it to the level of ‘the person’ and ‘the local’, to argue that a more sustainable way to govern the world today is bottom-up and inside-out. While carrying a seemingly unifying message of self-reliance, adaptation and survival in the face of adversity, resilience curiously continues to appear as ‘all things to all people’, making it hard for the EU and international institutions to make full use of its arresting potential. Engendering resilience today, in the highly volatile and uncertain world hit by crises, pandemic and diminishing control, becomes a priority as never before. This book develops a more comprehensive view of resilience by looking at it both as a quality of the system and a way of thinking inherent to ‘the local’ that cannot be engineered from the outside. It is argued in this volume that in some cases the level of ‘the person’, especially the person’s sense of what constitutes a ‘good life’, may be the most appropriate focus for understanding change and strategic adaptation in response to it. This understanding widens the scope of discussion from what makes an entity, system or person more adaptable, to how one can best govern today to establish a stable equilibrium between the global and the local, the external and the internal, and become more responsive to the challenges and changes of today’s highly uncertain world. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Contemporary Security Policy.

The Economist

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DEGREES DISTANCE EDUCATION ON ... SWITZERLAND Brussels School of
International Studies The Graduate School of Politics and International Relations
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Theory as Ideology in International Relations

Albena Azmanova is Reader in Political and Social Theory at the University of
Kent's Brussels School of International Studies. She is author of Capitalism on
Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or
Utopia ...

Theory as Ideology in International Relations

Author: Benjamin Martill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429665016

Page: 254

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Are theoretical tools nothing but political weapons? How can the two be distinguished from each other? What is the ideological role of theories like liberalism, neoliberalism or democratic theory? And how can we study the theories of actors from outside the academic world? This book examines these and related questions at the nexus of theory and ideology in International Relations. The current crisis of politics made it abundantly clear that theory is not merely an impartial and neutral academic tool, but instead is implicated in political struggles. However, it is also clear that it is insufficient to view theory merely as a political weapon. This book brings together contributions from a number of different scholarly perspectives to engage with these problems. The contributors, drawn from various fields of International Relations and Political Science, cast new light on the ever-problematic relationship between theory and ideology. They analyse the ideological underpinnings of existing academic theories and examine the theories of non-academic actors such as staff members of international organisations, Ecovillagers and liberal politicians. This edited volume is a must-read for all those interested in the contemporary political crisis and its relation to theories of International Relations.

International Relations Volume I

These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

International Relations   Volume I

Author: Jarrod Wiener

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848260628

Page: 332

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International Relations is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme considers the following topics on The Development of International Relations, International Political Economy and International Relations and Contemporary World Issues. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

International Relations Volume II

These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

International Relations   Volume II

Author: Jarrod Wiener

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848260636

Page: 300

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International Relations is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme considers the following topics on The Development of International Relations, International Political Economy and International Relations and Contemporary World Issues. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

The Future of NATO

Dr. Duygu Bazuğlo Sezer Born 1940 Professor and Chairperson , Department of
International Relations , Dogus ... Treaty Organization ( NATO ) , Brussels ;
Lecturer , Collège d'Europe , Bruges , Brussels School of International Studies
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The Future of NATO

Author: Bernhard Müller-Härlin

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Security in the 21st century US and European responses to global terrorism

University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies Security in the Twenty-
First Century US and European Responses to Global Terrorism by Patrick
Wagner A dissertation submitted to the Brussels School of International Studies
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Security in the 21st century  US and European responses to global terrorism

Author: Patrick Wagner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638310930

Page: 55

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Master's Thesis from the year 2004 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 2 (B), University of Kent (Brussels School of International Studies), 64 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Although the world stood united behind America when the dust of the collapsed twin towers of the World Trade Centre settled, differences between the United States and Europe soon became apparent. Europe might have supported the US in Afghanistan, both politically and militarily, but diverging interests already became apparent when the US sidelined NATO and preferred to lead ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ itself. The dispute escalated over the US plans to continue the war on terror in Iraq. Here, it emerged that the US and Europe do not share the same world view. While the US seem to perceive the world in Hobbesian terms, and believe that military strength is the only means to achieve security, Europe appears to understand security in the Kantian sense and believes that ‘perpetual peace’ can be achieved. The question that divided Europe and the US over Iraq then is more than a simple difference of opinion but reflects a deep philosophical division: Can global security be achieved by force or through sustained dedication to a set of normative principles implemented by the world community? Consequently, the counterterrorism strategies formulated in Europe and the US are of a fundamentally different nature, which cannot be explained merely by the discrepancy in military capabilities. If that would be the case, Europe would have begun to build up its military potential by now. Acknowledging that “terrorism has become one of the most pressing political problems,” (David Whittaker) the aim of this paper is to compare the US and the European approach to global terrorism, establish reasons for the differences and evaluate which approach might be more effective. As September 11, has changed our perception of security by demonstrating that even the US is, despite its unrivalled military superiority, vulnerable to attack, carried out by just 19 men armed with cardboard cutters, we should remain aware that the responses we chose to these attacks reflect our dedication to human rights, the rule of law and indeed freedom. Relying on military strength is easier than to acknowledge that terrorism is caused by a fundamentally unjust economical and political world order that markedly favours the West, yet it might ultimately prove to become more dangerous than terrorism itself, as it does nothing to resolve the problem but reinforces the world order that is the cause of the problem.

Hobsons Postgraduate Guide

... European Law • International Commercial Law • International Law ( with
International Relations ) * • Medical Law • MA in European Integration * Also
taught at the Brussels School of International Studies in Brussels Research
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Hobsons Postgraduate Guide

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Transnational Terrorism Organized Crime and Peace Building

... Politics at the University of Munich and was Senior Lecturer in International
Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury as well as Director of the
Program in International Conflict Analysis at the Brussels School of International
Studies .

Transnational Terrorism  Organized Crime and Peace Building

Author: Wolfgang Benedek

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

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Page: 366

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This volume investigates the role of the transnational terrorist and criminal organizations in the peace-building processes, with a particular focus on the Western Balkan region. Conducted within the framework of human security analysis, the research focuses on the security of the human being.

Yearbook of New Zealand jurisprudence

Director , LLM in International law with International Relations , Brussels School
of International Studies , University of Kent . Or more precisely , from 1963 .
Anghie & Sturgess ( eds . ) , Legal Visions of the 21st Century : Essays in Honour
of ...

Yearbook of New Zealand jurisprudence

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Globalization and the Harmonization of Law

I am also grateful to the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Kent which
made available a small grant for the use of Lexis / Nexis . I would like to thank
Anja Sablon , the secretary of the Brussels School of International Studies , for
her ...

Globalization and the Harmonization of Law

Author: Jarrod Wiener

Publisher: Pinter

ISBN: 9781855675773

Page: 224

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Debate about globalization has raised some serious questions about the viability of the state. Jarrod Wiener argues here that there is a danger of making generalizations that the state has lost authority across a range of sovereignty issues. Concentrating on one aspect of sovereignty, that of protective jurisdiction, Wiener examines the USA and the states of the European Union as actors that are highly integrated into transnational practices, and takes international banking, money laundering, and the Internet as case studies. Wiener believes that the challenge to sovereignty from these practices comes from deregulation and liberalization of public policy, with the consequent empowerment of civil society actors who are transnationally mobile. In response, states are pursuing a two-fold strategy to assert control. The first is "domestication", which is the formulation of municipal law to control the activities of individuals and to localize control on the territory of the state. The second process is that of "harmonization" of laws across borders, which standardizes the means of controlling civil society actors.

Michigan Journal of International Law

465 Third - year law student , University of Michigan Law School ; M.A. ,
International Conflict Analysis , University of Kent - Brussels School of
International Studies ; B.A. , Political Science and Russian and East European
Studies , University ...

Michigan Journal of International Law

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The 1970s is Here and Now

Samantha Hardingham. 43 Institute of Education , UOL Institute of Education ,
urban 54 Liverpool John Moores University a . City Campus ... Brussels School of
International Studies , suburban / rural c . Bridge Wardens ' College , suburban d
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The 1970s is Here and Now

Author: Samantha Hardingham

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: 9780470011362

Page: 128

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The 1970’s was marked by a seismic change that occurred in the representation of ideas in architecture as they appeared monthly on the pages of AD. The magazine bears out the energetic, experimental, environmentally-conscious and ultimately pluralist culture that prevailed throughout the 1960’s, carrying it through to the emergence of Post-Modernism in the late 1970’s. This issue of AD presents a 'Cosmorama for Now', looking at such subjects as housing, schools, health, urban design and planning. Contributors will include amongst others: Jon Goodbun, FAT, Kester Ratternbury, David West of Will Aslop Architects, Liza Fior of Muf, Jeremy Till, Nic Clear, Robert Webb, John-Paul Frazer, Pauline van Mourik Brekman and Simon Worthington of Mute Magazine, Sand Helsel, Will McLean & Pete Silver, Adam Kalkin, Chris Muller, Samantha Hardingham.

Korea Now

... May of 2003 . from achieving the goal he has He then enrolled in the graduate
dreamed of for nearly two decades course of international relations at the
becoming a professional ice hockey Brussels School of International player .
Studies .

Korea Now

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