1st Edition

Rising Powers in International Conflict Management Converging and Contesting Approaches

Edited By Emel Parlar Dal Copyright 2020
    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    Rising Powers in International Conflict Management locates rising powers in the international conflict management tableau and decrypts their main motives and limitations in the enactment of their peacebuilding role.

    The book sheds light on commonalities and divergences in a selected group of rising powers’ (namely Brazil, India, China, and Turkey) understanding and applications of conflict management and explains the priorities in their conflict management strategies from conceptual/theoretical and empirical aspects. The case studies point to the evolving nature of conflict management policies of rising powers as a result of their changing priorities in foreign and security policy and the shifts observed in the international order since the end of the Cold War. The country-specific perspectives provided in this study have also proven right the potentialities of rising powers in managing conflicts, as well as their past and ongoing challenges in envisaging crises in both their own regions and extra-regional territories.

    Improving the understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of rising powers as conflict management actors and peacebuilders at regional and international levels, Rising Powers in International Conflict Management will be of great interest to scholars of international relations, conflict studies, and peacebuilding. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.


    Rising powers in international conflict management: an introduction

    Emel Parlar Dal

    1. Reluctant powers? Rising powers’ contributions to regional crisis management

    Sandra Destradi

    2. Rising powers and the global nuclear order: a structural study of India’s integration

    Harsh V. Pant and Arka Biswas

    3. China’s role in the regional and international management of Korean conflict: an arbiter or catalyst?

    Hakan Mehmetcik and Ferit Belder

    4. Interests or ideas? Explaining Brazil’s surge in peacekeeping and peacebuilding

    Charles T. Call

    5. Assessing Turkey’s changing conflict management role after the Cold War: actorness, approaches and tools

    Emel Parlar Dal

    6. Rising powers and the horn of Africa: conflicting regionalisms

    Abigail Kabandula and Timothy M. Shaw

    7. Pragmatic eclecticism, neoclassical realism and post-structuralism: reconsidering the African response to the Libyan crisis of 2011

    Linnéa Gelot and Martin Welz


    Emel Parlar Dal is Professor of International Relations at Marmara University, Turkey. Her recent publications have appeared in SSCI journals including Third World Quarterly, Global Policy, Contemporary Politics, International Politics, Turkish Studies, and International Journal. Middle Powers in Global Governance and Turkey's Political Economy in the 21st Century are her most recent edited books.