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The New Power PoliticsNetworks and Transnational Security Governance$
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Deborah Avant and Oliver Westerwinter

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190604493

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604493.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Networks and Transnational Security Governance

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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The New Power Politics
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Deborah Avant

Oliver Westerwinter

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604493.003.0001

Why do we need a new approach to security governance? This chapter explains the puzzles that motivate this project and the proposed framework for solving them. It sketches two important ways security governance varies: by how effective it is and whose concerns it serves. It then outlines the network mechanisms likely to affect governance: the relative position of different actors, the distribution of ties, and the quality of ties. The volume’s logic rests on a relational understandings of power, which is introduced and analyzed. The final part of the chapter describes the volume’s chapters and then highlights the projects’ overarching theoretical contributions which include its focus on network and power dynamics, its highlighting of the importance of multiplex nodes, and its novel way of understanding the US role in security governance.

Keywords:   network, security governance, power, global security, network theory

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