This edited volume bridges the "analytical divide" between studies of transatlantic relations, democratic peace theory, and foreign policy analysis, and improves our theoretical understanding of the logic of crises prevention and resolution.
The recent rise of populism and polarization in both the U.S.A and Europe adds to a host of foreign policy crises that have emerged in transatlantic relations over the last two decades. Through examining how democracies can manage to sustain and maintain mechanisms of crisis resilience that are embedded in the democratic peace, and particularly transatlantic relations, this book helps enhance the understanding of inter-democratic crisis resolution across issue areas. In doing so, it addresses some of the most important and prevalent crises of our time, such as anti-terrorism intervention in Afghanistan; Iran’s nuclear program; burden-sharing within North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO; key aspects of the international order, such as binding norms for cyber security and the integration of China into the Western-led international economic order; as well as domestic order shifts, such as the British vote to leave the European Union (EU) and the impact of the Trump administration populist foreign policy on transatlantic crisis resolution.
This book will be of key interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Transatlantic Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Comparative Politics.
Table of Contents
1. Theorizing Transatlantic Crisis Resilience: An Introduction [Sebastian Harnisch, Cameron G. Thies, and Gordon Friedrichs]
2. America First, NATO Second: Deciphering the Dutch-American Alliance in Post-9/11 Out-of-Area Operations [Arthur ten Cate]
3. Ukraine Crises and the Limits of Transatlantic Cooperation [Sergiy Kudelia]
4. Thaw or Containment? NATO Divisions over Russia and the Quest for Alliance Credibility [Sebastian Mayer]
5. New Politics of Burden-Sharing in NATO? Crisis, Conflict, and Resilience in an Era of Populism [Serena Simoni and Sebastian Harnisch]
6. Preventing Crisis Militarization: The European Union, the United States and the Iranian Nuclear Program [Sebastian Harnisch]
7. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at a Crossroads [David Santoro]
8. Business as Usual or Norm Promotion? Divergent Modes and Consequences of Transatlantic Crisis Resilience in Cybersecurity and Data Protection after the Snowden Revelations [Wolf Schünemann]
9. A Crisis of Trust: Transatlantic Cybersecurity Relations in the Post-Snowden Era [Ryan C. Maness]
10. A Coming Transatlantic Clash over International Development Banks? The Case of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AAIB) [Klaus Rohland]
11. International Development Banks in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis: A Turn from Transatlanticism? [Cameron G. Thies]
12. "Brexit" and the Politics of Resilience in the U.S.-UK Special Relationship [Kai Oppermann]
13. A New Grand Bargain? Trumpian Populism and Shifts in Liberal Economic Order [Gordon Friedrichs]
14. The Logic of Crisis Resilience in Transatlantic Relations [Sebastian Harnisch, Cameron G. Thies, and Gordon Friedrichs]
Gordon Friedrichs is Research Associate at the Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University, Germany.
Sebastian Harnisch is Professor at the Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University, Germany.
Cameron G. Thies is Professor and Director of the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, USA.