The Diplomacies of Small States

Between Vulnerability and Resilience

  • Andrew F. Cooper
  • Timothy M. Shaw

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Diplomacies of Small States at the Start of the Twenty-first Century: How Vulnerable? How Resilient?

  3. Challenges/Realities of Practising Small State Diplomacy

  4. Case Studies: Small States’ Diplomacy vis-à-vis Regional Organisation

  5. Case Studies: Small States’ Diplomacy vis-à-vis International Organisations

  6. Afterword: Vulnerability as a Condition, Resilience as a Strategy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 287-291

About this book


This is an in-depth analysis of the various methods used by small states to overcome their vulnerabilities in the international arena. With its balanced approach and variety of contributions, this book is of interest to researchers and academics who focus on the developing world or multilateral diplomacy.


community competition cultural policy Diplomacy globalization Governance international organizations Internet methods Nation organization Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew F. Cooper
    • 1
  • Timothy M. Shaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for International Governance InnovationCanada
  2. 2.Institute of International RelationsThe University of the West IndiesSt AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

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