By Marc Herzog,Philip Robins

This paintings seeks to strengthen a brand new idea with which to examine the activities and actions of states that have a tendency to be quite neglected by means of the self-discipline of diplomacy (IR).

As a self-discipline, IR tends to lean in the direction of the analytically secure. Given the present and up to date dynamism of the overseas method that's either extraordinary and bad. prepared round the inspiration of the assumption of the Cusp nation (and cuspness extra generally), the publication includes empirical research of 8 varied international locations Brazil, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine, outlined as ‘states that lie uneasily at the political and/or normative fringe of what's commonly believed to be a longtime region’. via targeting the significance of evaluating teams of states, like states with excessive levels of ‘cuspness’, this ebook argues that it really is attainable to classify the realm in a more energizing and extra unique method, and one that covers extra of the globe than both a systemic or regionalist procedure could do.

This paintings should be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of Geopolitics, overseas protection and Regionalism.

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