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Rising Powers in International Conflict Management

Converging and Contesting Approaches, 1st Edition

Edited by Emel Parlar Dal


160 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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

About the Editor

Emel Parlar Dal is associate professor at Marmara University’s Department of IR, Turkey. Her recent publications have appeared in SSCI journals like Third World Quarterly, Global Policy, Contemporary Politics, International Politics, Turkish Studies and International Journal. "Middle Powers in Global Governance" is her most recent edited book.

About the Series


THIRDWORLDS will focus on the political economy, development and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval, and which have faced the greatest challenges of the postcolonial world under globalisation: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.

THIRDWORLDS serves as a signifier of oppositional emerging economies and cultures ranging from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and even those ‘Souths’ within a larger perceived North, such as the U.S. South and Mediterranean Europe. The study of these otherwise disparate and discontinuous areas, known collectively as the Global South, demonstrates that as globalisation pervades the planet, the south, as a synonym for subalterity, also transcends geographical and ideological frontiers.

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