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From: "Sean Kay" <sikay@owu.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003


"Limiting Institutions?: The Challenge of Eurasian Security Governance"
Published, July 2003, Manchester University Press.
Edited by James Sperling, Sean Kay, and S. Victor Papacosma

Limiting Institutions? addresses the important and varied range of security threats to Eurasia and examines the range of responses open to European countries and to the United States. Threats such as ethnic conflict, transnational crime, and environmental and energy security issues, are explored in depth. The book also raises the important theoretical question: what role can international institutions play as arbiters of conflict and facilitators of cooperation in a region abutting the European political space? The current and prospective roles of the OSCE, NATO, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Black Sea Economic Cooperation, and Shanghai Cooperation Organization are assessed as is the prospect of a new great power concert.

All original contributions include:

I. Introduction:

1. James Sperling, "Eurasian Security Governance: New Threats, Institutional Adaptations"

II. Security Threats

2. Douglas Blum, "Contested National Identities and Weak State Structures in Eurasia"
3. Stuart Kaufman, "Ethnic Conflict and Eurasian Security"
4. Phil Williams, "Eurasia and the Transnational Terrorist Threats to Atlantic Security
5. Stuart Horsman, "Transboundary Water Management and Security in Central Asia"
6. Jaewoo Choo, "The Geopolitics of Central Asian Energy"

III. Institutions of Security Governance

7. Sean Kay, "Geopolitical Constraints and Institutional Innovation: The Dynamics of Multilateralism in Eurasia"
8. P. Terrence Hopmann, "The OSCE Role in Eurasian Security"
9. Joshua B. Spero, "Paths to Peace for NATO's Partnerships in Eurasia"
10. John P. Willerton and Geoffrey Cockerham, "Russia, the CIS and Eurasian Interconnections"
11. Panagiota Manoli, "The Black Sea Economic Cooperation: What Contribution to Regional Security?"
12. Simon Serfaty, "The EU and Eurasia: A Bounded Security Role in a Greater Europe"

IV. Conclusion

13. David P. Calleo, "Reflections on Eurasian Security"

Back cover praise for the book:

The publication of this excellent volume could not take place at a more appropriate time. The central question addressed is whether or not Western values and institutional forms are appropriate for an international system including Central and East Asian states with political and diplomatic traditions differing from the post-Westphalian European order. No question is more central to international peace and global security in the twenty-first century.

Robert Gilpin, Eisenhower Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

This timely and laudable collection by a distinguished group of authors is one of the very few serious attempts to come to grips with the dilemmas of security governance in the Eurasian region. This book is essential reading, not only for students of the region, but also for academics and practitioners with wider interests in regionalism and regional security and institutional responses to contemporary security problems. S. Neil MacFarlane, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations, Oxford University

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