Competing Theories for Understanding the OSCE
While the main achievement of its predecessor, the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), was to bridge the East-West divide in Europe during the Cold War, the CSCE was transformed into the OSCE in 1995 to respond to the various challenges generated by the emergence of a multipolar world. Ever since, the OSCE has been involved in diplomacy, empowered with instruments of persuasion rather than coercion. Is the OSCE a significant regional organization in dealing with international security? Has the OSCE been able to reinvent itself to face the post-Cold War world? What type of security is the OSCE providing to its member states? This book provides a variety of answers based on different theoretical perspectives and invites the reader to reflect on the nature of soft power within international relations.
EUROCLIO – Published Books
N° 80 – Christian Democrat Internationalism. Its Action in Europe and Worldwide from Post World War II until the 1990s. Volume II: The Development (1945-1979). The Role of Parties, Movements, People. Jean-Dominique Durand (ed.), 2013.
N° 79 – Christian Democrat Internationalism. Its Action in Europe and Worldwide from Post World War II until the 1990s. Volume I: The Origins. Jean-Dominique Durand (ed.), 2013.
N° 78 – Investment Banking History. National and Comparative Issues (19th-21st centuries). Hubert Bonin & Carlo Brambilla (eds.), 2014.
N° 77 – Citizenship and Solidarity in the European Union. From the Charter of Fundamental Rights to the Crisis, the State of the Art. Mariana Canotilho, Pedro Madeira Froufe & Alessandra Silveira (eds.), 2013.
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