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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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Netting the Empire

Netting the Empire

Relationships and US Roles Governing Small Arms and Military and Security Services

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(p.103) 5 Netting the Empire
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The New Power Politics
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Deborah Avant

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604493.003.0005

The US roles in the governance trajectories of small arms and military and security services are puzzling traditional analyses. While the United States was important in both, its behavior looks quite different in these two issues and defies the expectations of realist or liberal versions of hegemony as well as classic views of Empire. Examining patterns of ties with the United States on these two issues, as well as the brokerage versus closure strategies of key nodes aiming to “net” the United States, can better explain these distinct governance dynamics. The United States is a central and important actor but forming connections to shape US preferences and authority claims is an important avenue through which domestic and transnational networks can influence the direction of transnational security governance.

Keywords:   United States, small arms, brokerage, closure, military and security services, PMSCs

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