Regional security and regional conflict

Snyder, Craig A. 2012, Regional security and regional conflict, in Contemporary security and strategy, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, England, pp.312-329.

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Title Regional security and regional conflict
Author(s) Snyder, Craig A.
Title of book Contemporary security and strategy
Editor(s) Snyder, Craig. A.
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 15
Total chapters 15
Start page 312
End page 329
Total pages 18
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Basingstoke, England
Keyword(s) Regional Security
Regional Conflict
New Regionalism Theory
Regionalism
Summary This chapter raises the following main points:
• Regions are groupings of states that share either geographic proximity or have sufficient cultural/historic ties that bind them together.
• Regionalization occurs within a region as interdependence is developed among the regional states.
• The development of regionalism is dependent on the support of the regional great power(s), the extent of reciprocity that exists in the relations of the states in the region, and the level of strategic reassurance that exists among these states.
• Regionalization is not a lineal process, that is, it can increase or decrease.
• The pace of regionalism is different in each region but a basic pattern exists where economic integration precedes political and security integration.
• Regional threats to security can be divided into four categories. The first two comprise traditional military threats such as balance of power contests between regional powers and ‘grass fire’ conflicts between smaller powers or over more localized issues. The
third category includes, for example, intra-state conflicts for ethnic, religious, nationalist or ideological, issues. Finally, transnational threats such as environmental degradation or resource scarcity can also cause regional instability and conflict.
ISBN 9780230241503
Edition 3rd
Language eng
Field of Research 160604 Defence Studies
160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940301 Defence and Security Policy
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Restricted until 2014-06-30
Copyright notice ©2012, Palgrave Macmillan
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