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Title: Reconstructing NATO after the Cold War : from domestic social norms to international security management
Author: Abe, Yuki
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 555X
Awarding Body: The University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis examines the reconstruction of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) since the end of the Cold War. Conventional knowledge in International Relations argues that alliances should dissolve with the disappearance of the military threat which they were created to address. But NATO still exists and has engaged in new activities that depart from its original purpose - specifically, engaging in crisis management beyond its territorial boundary. How is it possible to explain this shift in NATO's purpose and its transformation from an anti-Communist alliance into one that is concerned with humanitarian crises? The thesis analyses this question by posing a view, based on constructivism, that 'international' organisations are developed as state leaders try to meet 'domestic' normative concerns.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Yugoslav war (1991-95)