The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance

ISBN : 9780190604509

Deborah Avant; Oliver Westerwinter
328 ページ
156 x 235 mm

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 forms they do. Juxtaposing the insights of scholars writing about new modes of governance with the logic of network theory, The New Power Politics offers a framework for understanding contemporary security governance and its variation. The framework rests on a fresh view of power and how it works in global politics. Though power is integral to governance, it is something that emerges from, and depends on, relationships. Thus, power is dynamic; it is something that governors must continually cultivate with a wide range of consequential global players, and how a governor uses power in one situation can have consequences for her future relationships, and thus, future power. Understanding this new power politics is crucial for explaining and shaping the future of global security politics. This stellar group of scholars analyzes both the networking strategies of would-be governors and their impacts on the effectiveness of governance and whether it reflects broad or narrow concerns on a wide range of contemporary governance issues.


The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance
Deborah Avant, University of Denver
Oliver Westerwinter, University of St. Gallen
Chapter 1:
Introduction: Networks and Transnational Security Governance
Deborah Avant and Oliver Westerwinter
Chapter 2:
Centrality in Transnational Governance: How Networks of International Institutions shape Power Processes
Alexander Montgomery
Networking Strategies and Governance Attempts
Chapter 3:
Networking within Network Structures: Collateral Damage Control in the Human Security Network
Charli Carpenter
Chapter 4:
Interpersonal Networks and International Security: the Case of US-Georgia Relations during the Bush Administration
Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon
Chapter 5:
Netting the Empire: Relationships and US Roles Governing Small Arms and Military and Security Services
Deborah Avant
Networks and Governance Outcomes
Chapter 6:
Power and Purpose in Transgovernmental Networks: Insights from the global non-proliferation regime
Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni
Chapter 7:
Networking for the Ban: Network Structure, Social Power, and the Movement to Ban Antipersonnel Mines
Adam Bower
Chapter 8:
Bargaining in Networks: Relationships and the Governance of Conflict Diamonds
Oliver Westerwinter
Chapter 9:
Corporations, Governance Networks, and Conflict in the Developing World
Virginia Haufler
Chapter 10:
Counter-piracy in the Indian Ocean: Networks and Multinational Military Cooperation
Sarah Percy


DA: Professor of International Relations, University of Denver, and author of The Market for Force (Cornell UP)OW: Postdoctoral Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, Universitat-St. Gallen (Switzerland)