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International Cooperation
The Extents and Limits of Multilateralism


I. William Zartman, Saadia Touval, Alexis Keller, Charles Doran, Fen Osler Hampson, P. Terrence Hopmann, Allison Stanger, Joshua Goldstein, Deborah Welch Larson, Alexei Shevchenko, Jean-Claude Barthélemy
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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521138659

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  • A number of new approaches to the subject of international cooperation were developed in the 1980s. As a result, further questions have arisen, particularly with regard to the methods and limits of cooperation and the relationship between cooperation and the debate over multilateralism. International Cooperation considers these questions, identifies further areas for research, and pushes the analysis of this fundamental concept in international relations in new directions. Its two parts address the historic roots and modern development of the notion of cooperation, and the strategies used to achieve it, with a conclusion that reaches beyond international relations into new disciplinary avenues. This edited collection incorporates historical research, social and economic analysis and political and evolutionary game theory.

    • Provides the reader with current developments and possible research topics
    • Draws on historical, sociological, economic, biologic and game theoretic approaches to enhance the reader's understanding of cooperation
    • Addresses both cooperation and multilateralism, linking the two concepts, providing a thorough understanding of these ideas
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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521138659
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    About the authors
    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction: return to the theories of cooperation I. William Zartman and Saadia Touval
    Part I. Multilateral Meanings of Cooperation:
    2. Debating cooperation among states: from Grotius to Adam Smith Alexis Keller
    3. The two sides of multilateralism Charles Doran
    4. Multilateralism and the challenges of global governance Fen Osler Hampson
    5. Negotiated cooperation and its alternatives Saadia Touval
    Part II. Multiple Strategies of Cooperation:
    6. Negotiated cooperation: synthesizing rationalist and constructivist perspectives P. Terrence Hopmann
    7. Prejudice and the shadow of the past in the emergence of cooperation Allison Stanger
    8. The chicken game in international bargaining Joshua Goldstein
    9. Cooperation and conflict management I. William Zartman
    10. Status concerns in multilateral cooperation Deborah Welch Larson and Alexei Shevchenko
    11. Asymmetric cooperation on economic assistance Jean-Claude Barthélemy
    12. Conclusion: improving knowledge of cooperation Saadia Touval and I. William Zartman

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Governance and International Institutions
    • Institutions of International Trade and Finance
    • International Institutions and World Order
    • Seminar on Multilateral Cooperation
  • Editors

    I. William Zartman, The Johns Hopkins University
    I. William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of a number of books including Cowardly Lions: Missed Opportunities for Preventing Deadly Conflict and State Collapse (2005) and Negotiation and Conflict Management: Essays on Theory and Practice (2008) and editor of Imbalance of Power: US Hegemony and International Order (2009) and Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods and Techniques (2005). He is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association for Conflict Management.

    Saadia Touval, The Johns Hopkins University
    The late Saadia Touval, former Professor and Dean at Tel Aviv University, taught at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies from 1994 to 2007. He was the author of a number of books including The Peace Brokers: Mediators in the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1948–1979 (1982) and Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars (2001).


    I. William Zartman, Saadia Touval, Alexis Keller, Charles Doran, Fen Osler Hampson, P. Terrence Hopmann, Allison Stanger, Joshua Goldstein, Deborah Welch Larson, Alexei Shevchenko, Jean-Claude Barthélemy

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