German Foreign Policy and the Concept of 'Civilian Power'


Essay, 2006

14 Pages


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Contents

1 Introduction

2 Dimensions of Power in International Relations: Defining and Illustrating the ‘Civilian’ Component

3 Civilian Power as an Explanatory Framework in IR Theory: A Brief Discussion of Different Notions of Statehood in Contemporary Foreign Policy Analysis
3.1 The ‘Security State’: Neorealism and the Goal of Maximising National Power in a Context of International Anarchy
3.2 The ‘Trading State’: Neoliberalism and the Goal of Maximising National Welfare in a Context of Economic Interdependence
3.3 The ‘Civilian State’: Constructivism and the Goal of Promoting National Values in a Context of Normative Change

4 Germany’s International Role after the End of the Cold War: Promoter of Norms, Global Trader or Rising Military Power?
4.1 Identity (Re-)Construction and the Legacy of Internal Division
4.2 The Foreign Policy of the Federal Republic since 1989/90: Major Trends and Developments
4.3 Bosnia and Kosovo as Critical Junctures: Civilian Ethos and Military Engagement as Complementary or Contradictory Elements within Germany’s ‘New’ Foreign Policy Strategy?

5 Conclusion: A Self-confident but Prudent Actor on the World Stage

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Title
German Foreign Policy and the Concept of 'Civilian Power'
College
London School of Economics  (Department of International Relations)
Author
Year
2006
Pages
14
Catalog Number
V182614
ISBN (eBook)
9783656062578
ISBN (Book)
9783656062325
File size
418 KB
Language
English
Keywords
german, foreign, policy, concept, civilian, power
Quote paper
Dipl.-Pol., MSc (IR) Jan-Henrik Petermann (Author), 2006, German Foreign Policy and the Concept of 'Civilian Power', Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/182614

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