Friendship and International Relations

  • Simon Koschut
  • Andrea Oelsner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Oelsner, Simon Koschut
      Pages 3-31
  3. Conceptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Graham M. Smith
      Pages 35-50
    3. Felix Berenskoetter
      Pages 51-71
    4. Lucile Eznack, Simon Koschut
      Pages 72-88
  4. Practices

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Simon Koschut, Andrea Oelsner
      Pages 201-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-216

About this book


International friendship is a distinct type of interstate relationship, and that as such, it can contribute to capture aspects of international politics that have long remained unattended. This book offers a framework for analyzing friendship in international politics by presenting a variety of conceptual approaches and empirical cases.


Friendship Diplomacy International Organizations Foreign Policy international politics international relations politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Koschut
    • 1
  • Andrea Oelsner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Erlangen-NurembergGermany
  2. 2.University of AberdeenUK

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