Cookies Policy
Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Post-Cold War Realism, Liberal Internationalism, and the Third World

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Journal of Asian and African Studies
For new content, see African and Asian Studies.

The end of the Cold War has been an opportune moment for international relations scholars to examine the explanatory strengths and weaknesses of prevailing theories. Of particular interest has been how well realism and liberal internationalism explains or fails to explain security and nonsecurity issues in the Third World. While some scholars argue that the existing systemic theories are relevant for understanding all states' actions, others argue that they are irrelevant for explaining issues affecting the Third World. Yet still, there are perspectives that argue for entirely new analytical frameworks for understanding Third World issues. The publication of the books by Stephanie G. Neuman, International Relations Theory and the Third World , William Hale and Eberhard Kienle, After the Cold War: Security and Democracy in Africa and Asia , and Raymond L. Bryant and Sinead Bailey, Third World Political Ecology is timely. They offer a new opportunity to assess how well realism and liberal internationalism explain the behavior of Third World states within the context of the international system. This research communication will analyze the arguments in the above texts and conclude with a brief discussion and assessment of the richness of neorealism for understanding security and non-security issues in the Third World.

Affiliations: 1: The University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, U.S.A.


Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Create email alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Journal of Asian and African Studies — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation