Between Cooperation and Competition: Major Powers in Shared Neighbourhoods

Publication Date: 
08 January 2018
Publisher: 
Taylor and Francis Online
Publication Language: 
EN
Appearing in: 
Contemporary Politics
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
Special Issue on Major Powers in Shared Neighbourhoods
Pages: 
1-13
DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.1080/13569775.2017.1408174
Abstract: 

The special issue is compiled by three guest-editors: Simon Schunz (College of Europe and UNU-CRIS), Sieglinde Gstöhl (College of Europe) and Luk Van Langenhove (IES and UNU-CRIS) and deals with interactions between major powers in a regional context, that is when they share a neigbourhood which they perceive as a sphere of interest. Four significant cases of major powers’ interactions in shared neighbourhoods from different continents are analysed: (1) the interactions between the EU and Russia in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus; (2) the relations between the EU and the Middle Eastern powers in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, (3) China– India relations in South Asia, and (4) Brazil-US relations in Latin America.

The introductory article by the guest-editors, “Between cooperation and competition: major powers in shared neighbourhoods”, can be found here.

Keywords: 
Coexistence, competition, conflict, cooperation, neighbourhood, power