Power in the 21st Century

Determinants and Contours

The present book aims at presenting the diversity of views on the concept of power but also, perhaps more importantly, their... Continuer

This book results from a symposium organized by Genesys Network, which took place on April 29th, 2015, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. The organizers invited contributors to think about the concept of power in the context of the evolving international system, and what it implied for the study of the concept in IR academic field.
Indeed, if the end of the Cold War was characterized by a "unipolar moment" as defined by Krauthammer in 1991, this period is starting to come to an end. While the United States remains arguably a global superpower, its position is more and more disputed by other actors. Likewise, new centers of power have emerged. Today's world is complex and transitional, characterized by both short- and long-term challenges; interactions among these powers remain to be apprehended and understood. In the last decade, we have also observed an economic and partially political shift or redistribution of power from the “West to the Rest” on the classical state power chessboard. The beginning of the 21st century thus constitutes an important challenge for the super- and emerging or resurgent powers. The new global state of affairs is characterized by conditions that are more complex than in the past. In these circumstances and in the face of these worldwide trends, the concept of power has evolved and the need to redefine or think the concept has become a necessity.
The present book thus aims at presenting the diversity of views on the concept of power but also, perhaps more importantly, their complementarity.


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Presses universitaires de Louvain
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Tanguy Struye de Swielande, Dorothée Vandamme,
Collection
Scène internationale
Langue
anglais
BISAC Subject Heading
POL009000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics > POL011000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations > POL011010 POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
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CLIL (Version 2013 )
3300 Politique et pouvoir
Date de première publication du titre
23 décembre 2015

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INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................... 5
CHAPTER 1. POWER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: MODERNISING HOLSTI
IN THE 21ST
CENTURY ............................................................................. 9
TANGUY STRUYE DE SWIELANDE AND DOROTHÉE VANDAMME
Material and immaterial determinants ........................................................... 9
Relational aspect ........................................................................................... 16
Means ............................................................................................................ 17
Processes ....................................................................................................... 20
Conclusion ..................................................................................................... 22
PART 1: POWER IN ACTION – ADAPTING TO NEW REALITIES
CHAPTER 2. GLOBAL SWING STATES: WHICH LEADERSHIP WILL THEY FOLLOW? .................. 33
DOROTHÉE VANDAMME AND TANGUY STRUYE DE SWIELANDE
Validation and contestation of the international system .............................. 34
Status-seeking as part of the socialization process ....................................... 39
Global swing states and the future of international order ............................ 42
CHAPTER 3. GAINING RECOGNITION THROUGH MEDIATION IN A WORLD
IN TRANSITION: THE PLACE OF MEDIATION IN BRAZIL AND SOUTH AFRICA'S
FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGIES .................................................................... 51
JOAN DEAS
Introduction ................................................................................................... 51
Mediation as a rising powers’ foreign policy strategy
and a soft power instrument ......................................................................... 53
Brazil and South Africa’s experiences of mediation ...................................... 60
Brazil ............................................................................................................ 65
South Africa ................................................................................................... 68
Conclusion ..................................................................................................... 73
CHAPTER 4. SOFT POWER IN THE CONTEXT OF NEWS PRODUCTION
AND CIRCULATION NETWORKS OF EMERGING COUNTRIES ............................. 79
STEPHANIE HENG
Introduction .................................................................................................. 79
The challenges of international news flows .................................................. 80
BRICS’ evolving role in the global media landscape ...................................... 81
An overview of China’s global media strategy .............................................. 83
India’s emerging soft power strategy ........................................................... 85
The dynamics of soft power in international relations ................................. 87
Conclusion ..................................................................................................... 88
PART 2: MULTILEVEL INTERNATIONAL SCENE
CHAPTER 5. POWER IN AN ASYMMETRIC WORLD: THE SABRE, THE SPIRIT
AND THE ELECTRON................................................................................. 93
AYMERIC BONNEMAISON
Asymmetry: a new paradigm in international relations ............................... 94
Cyber in power .............................................................................................. 97
CHAPTER 6. THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL: FROM POWER CHESSBOARD
TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY PROTOTYPE ........................................... 113
MICHEL LIÉGEOIS AND CAMILLE BAISSAT
The UNSC Revival after the Cold War: quantitative approach .................... 114
The UNSC Revival after the Cold War: qualitative approach ...................... 115
Club/parliamentary/network diplomacy .................................................... 116
UNSC transparency and working methods ................................................. 117
Subsidiary bodies ........................................................................................ 118
The balance of power within the Council ................................................... 119
How to preserve the legitimacy of being a P5? .......................................... 120
Conclusion ................................................................................................... 121
CHAPTER 7. TRANSFORMATION OF POWER THROUGH GLOBAL GOVERNANCE:
THE CASE OF EMERGING POWERS ............................................................ 125
PIERRE VERCAUTEREN
Introduction ................................................................................................. 125
Structure(s) of the international system ..................................................... 126
Changes in the system ................................................................................. 127
Four categories of States ............................................................................. 129
Emerging powers ......................................................................................... 130
Emerging power strategies vis-à-vis global governance.............................. 131
What are the results? .................................................................................. 132
What’s the picture of global governance and its impact on power? .......... 133
Conclusion ................................................................................................... 134
PART 3: EMERGING CHINA – A CASE STUDY
CHAPTER 8. THE LOGIC OF RELATIONSHIPS OF NORMATIVE POWER CHINA ...................... 139
EMILIAN KAVALSKI
Introduction ................................................................................................. 139
A rise of normative powers? ....................................................................... 140
Framing normative power China ................................................................. 142
CHAPTER 9. NEW CHINA: NEW POWER OR REVISITING THE OLD? .................................. 155
BART DESSEIN
Introduction ................................................................................................. 155
Historical background .................................................................................. 156
Fast forward to the future ........................................................................... 157
Qualifying the future: How fast forward, after all? ..................................... 158
China’s comprehensive power .................................................................... 160
'One Belt One Road’, the ‘Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’,
and global power shift ................................................................................. 162
In retrospect ................................................................................................ 166
CHAPTER 10. CHINA’S SOFT POWER: ACADEMIC DEBATES AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS ... 171
BARTHÉLÉMY COURMONT
Nye’s concept reconstructed ...................................................................... 171
Soft power with Chinese characteristics… and resources ........................... 174
Is Chinese soft power limited? .................................................................... 175
Beyond soft power ...................................................................................... 177
Conclusion ................................................................................................... 180
CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................... 187


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