Comperative analysis of transatlantic involvements in the imerging world order:multilateral coercive diplomacy in the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and the Second Gulf War (2002-2003)
Sadık, Giray (2004) Comperative analysis of transatlantic involvements in the imerging world order:multilateral coercive diplomacy in the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and the Second Gulf War (2002-2003). [Thesis]
In the aftermath of 11 September, Transatlantic involvements to international crises acquired new momentum. Coupled with the increasing assertiveness of the Bush administration, this era appears more challenging in attaining consensus over the international interventions to emerging crises than does the earlier post Cold War period. To track this trend from cohesion to chaos in Transatlantic relations and demonstrate the challenges to international involvements in the emerging world order, this study aims to comparatively analyze multilateral coercive diplomacy in the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and the Second Gulf War (2002-2003). To this end, the thesis employs Peter Viggo Jakobsen.s Conditions Favoring Successful Use of Coercive Diplomacy as thesis pertinent variables. Having the first case in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War and the second in the aftermath of 9/11 provide fertile ground for comparative analysis in tracing the changes in the Western discourse of international politics. Although these are important issues in shaping the overall strategy of coercive diplomacy, they also convey the misleading impression that the thesis centers merely on Transatlantic relations. In that regard, given the fact the Conditions Favoring Success of Coercive Diplomacy are interdependent, the international support dimension does remain particularly important, but in the end it is only one of the nine aspects that are outlined in the Jakobsen.s framework. In order to examine the effectiveness of coercive diplomacy in respective cases, while employing the theory of coercive diplomacy, this thesis begins with the introduction of the abstract model of coercive diplomacy, then outlines the adoption of comparative case study methodology, and after that concisely narrates the cases under concern and puts forward the grounds for coercive diplomacy for their consideration. After this elaborate grounding for analysis, the fourth chapter analyzes the cases under concern, and finally the conclusion outlines and explains the comparative findings and repercussions for further contemplation of the theory and practice of coercive diplomacy.
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