The domestic politics of international hierarchy: Risk management and the reconstitution of international society

Hameiri, Shahar (2011) The domestic politics of international hierarchy: Risk management and the reconstitution of international society. International Politics, 49 1: 59-77. doi:10.1057/ip.2011.33


Author Hameiri, Shahar
Title The domestic politics of international hierarchy: Risk management and the reconstitution of international society
Journal name International Politics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1384-5748
1740-3898
Publication date 2011-12-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1057/ip.2011.33
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 49
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 77
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract Recent work has identified new hierarchical relationships within international society. However, few scholars have provided a satisfactory account of what informs their formation, reproduction or constitutional effects for international society. We argue that underpinning the emergence of a more hierarchical international society is a new social logic of risk, which constructs illiberal and/or fragile states as potentially dangerous sites of instability and disorder that pose particular security risks for Western states. We proceed to argue that such risk-based hierarchies are transformative of both inter-state and intra-state relations, by stripping equal political agency from ‘risky’ actors within and without the state. We demonstrate these claims by drawing on examples of international state building in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Keyword International society
English school
Hierarchy
Risk
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
 
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