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Hegemony and resistance around the Iranian Nuclear Programme : analysing Chinese, Russian, and Turkish foreign policies

Pieper, Moritz 2017, Hegemony and resistance around the Iranian Nuclear Programme : analysing Chinese, Russian, and Turkish foreign policies , Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics , Routledge, London and New York. (In Press)

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Abstract

The Iranian nuclear crisis is a proxy arena for competing visions about the functioning of international relations. This book is the first to provide comprehensive and comparative analyses to conceptualise the interaction between ‘hegemonic structures’ and those actors resisting them using the Iranian nuclear case as an illustration. It analyses the foreign policies of China, Russia and Turkey towards the Iranian nuclear programme and thereby answers the question to what extent their policies are indicative of a security culture that resists hegemony. Based on 55 semi-structured elite interviews with experts and decision-makers closely involved with the Iranian nuclear file, it analyses resistance to hegemony across its ideational, material and institutional framework conditions. The cases examined show how ‘compliance’ on the part of China, Russia and Turkey with parts of US approaches to the Iranian nuclear conflict has been selective, and how US policy preferences in the Iran dossier have been resisted on other occasions. As such, the Iran nuclear case serves as an illustration to shed light on the contemporaneous interaction of the forces of consent and coercion in international politics. This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners in IR, Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis and more broadly to International Relations, and Peace, Conflict and Security Studies.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Routledge
Series Name: Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics
ISBN: 9781138205666
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Moritz Pieper
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 12:11
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 12:11
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/39077

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