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The Paradoxical Effect of Multipolarity over the South American Security Governance
Panorama of global security environment 2014 (2014)
  • Víctor M Mijares, German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Abstract

Breaking the enduring idea on security regionalism’s relative isolation, multipolarity is a global phenomenon with tangible consequences, even for a so-called peace zone. The attempts for an autonomous South American security governance agreement were directly connected with changes in the distribution of power at the international structural level. However, the same force that allowed the rise of the South American Defence Council limits the progress towards a more committed agreement.The multipolar paradox lies in the difficulties to make compatible the two faces of one important outcome from multipolarity: national and regional autonomies.

Keywords
  • International Security,
  • South America,
  • UNASUR
Publication Date
2014
Editor
Bátor, Peter; Ondrejcsák, Róbert
Publisher
Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs
ISBN
978-80-971124-9-3
Citation Information
Víctor M Mijares. "The Paradoxical Effect of Multipolarity over the South American Security Governance" BratislavaPanorama of global security environment 2014 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vmmijares/1/