Happy Holidays—Our $30 Gift Card just for you, and books ship free! Shop now>>

Norm Research in International Relations

Rogue States as Norm Entrepreneurs

Black Sheep or Sheep in Wolves' Clothing?

Authors: Wunderlich, Carmen

Free Preview
  • Advances critical norms research in international relations
  • Shows how norm entrepreneurs champion the genesis and evolution of global norms
  • Presents a case study on the arms control policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Highlights the impact of “unorthodox” norm entrepreneurs 
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 51,16 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27990-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27989-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book investigates whether so-called rogue states – assumed antagonists of a Western-liberal world order – could also act as norm entrepreneurs by championing the genesis and evolution of global norms. The author explores this issue by analyzing the arms control policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A comparison with the prototypical norm entrepreneur Sweden and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea – a notorious norm-breaker – reveals interesting insights for norm research: Apparently, norm entrepreneurship manifests itself in different degrees and phases of the norm life cycle. The finding that Iran indeed acts as a norm entrepreneur in some cases also sheds light on those factors that might account for the success or failure of norm advocacy. Lastly, the book offers a new perspective on “rogue states”, by not only regarding them as irrational antagonists of the current world order, but also as legitimate participants in a discourse on what the ruling order should look like. This book will appeal to scholars interested in critical norm research in international relations.

“This book offers cutting-edge norm research, highlighting how norm-breakers can function as norm-makers."
Maria Rost Rublee, Associate Professor of International Relations, Monash University (Australia)

“So-called ‘rogue states’ are typically understood as norm breakers, but Carmen Wunderlich makes a persuasive conceptual case backed by empirical research that we need to consider the extent to which they are in fact norm entrepreneurs in their own right. In an era characterized by much concern over the status of liberal norms, this is a very timely study.”
Richard Price, Department of Political Science, The University of British Columbia (Canada)

"At a time when the world order is under pressure, this cutting-edge analysis of how dissatisfied states challenge existing global norms illuminates a topic crucial to understanding contemporary international relations."
Nina Tannenwald, Director, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University (Rhode Island USA)



About the authors

Carmen Wunderlich is a senior researcher/lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen.  She studied Political Science, Philosophy and German Language and Literature Studies and received her PhD from Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research focuses on global norm dynamics, practices of norm contestation and unorthodox norm entrepreneurs with an empirical focus on  norms pertaining to the control of weapons of mass destruction. She has published in Review of International Studies, The Nonproliferation Review and International Politics, among others. Together with Harald Müller, she is editor of "Norm Dynamics in Multilateral Arms Control" published with University of Georgia Press. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 51,16 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27990-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27989-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rogue States as Norm Entrepreneurs
Book Subtitle
Black Sheep or Sheep in Wolves' Clothing?
Authors
Series Title
Norm Research in International Relations
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27990-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27990-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27989-9
Series ISSN
2522-8676
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 281
Topics