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Protean power : exploring the uncertain and unexpected in world politics / edited by Peter J. Katzenstein, Lucia A. Seybert.

Other author/creatorKatzenstein, Peter J. editor.
Other author/creatorSeybert, Lucia A., editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Descriptionxviii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Portion of title Exploring the uncertain and unexpected in world politics
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 146
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 146. ^A235606
Contents Part 1. Theory. Protean power and control power : conceptual analysis / Lucia A. Seybert and Peter J. Katzenstein -- Uncertainty, risk, power and the limits of international relations theory / Peter J. Katzenstein and Lucia A. Seybert -- Part 2. Protean power : embracing uncertainty. Protean power and revolutions in rights / Christian Reus-Smit -- Protean power in movement : navigating uncertainty in the LGBT Rights revolution / Phillip M. Ayoub -- Border collision : power dynamics of enforcement and evasion across the US-Mexico line / Noelle K. Brigden and Peter Andreas -- High-tech : power and unpredictability at the technological frontier and in bitcoin / Lucia A. Seybert and Peter J. Katzenstein -- Part 3. Mixed worlds : agility meets ability. Firms in firmament : hydrocarbons and the circulation of power / Rawi Abdelal -- Incomplete control : the circulation of power in finance / Erin Lockwood and Stephen C. Nelson -- Terrorism and protean power : how terrorists navigate uncertainty / Barak Mendelsohn -- Slumdog versus superman : uncertainty, innovation, and the circulation of power in the global film industry / Lucia A. Seybert, Stephen C. Nelson, and Peter J. Katzenstein -- Part 4. Protean power between risk and uncertainty. Changing history? : innovation and continuity in contemporary arms control / Jennifer L. Erickson -- From Green to REDD : protean power and the politics of carbon sinks / Jessica F. Green -- Part 5. Conclusion. Power complexities and political theory / Peter J. Katzenstein and Lucia A. Seybert.
Abstract "Mainstream international relations continues to assume that the world is governed by calculable risk based on estimates of power, despite repeatedly being surprised by unexpected change. This groundbreaking work departs from existing definitions of power that focus on the actors' evolving ability to exercise control in situations of calculable risk. It introduces the concept of "protean power," which focuses on the actors' agility as they adapt to situations of uncertainty. Protean Power uses twelve real-world case studies to examine how the dynamics of protean and control power can be tracked in the relations among different state and non-state actors, operating in diverse sites, stretching from local to global, in both times of relative normalcy and moments of crisis. Katzenstein and Seybert argue for a new approach to international relations, where the inclusion of protean power in our analytical models helps in accounting for unforeseen changes in world politics."--Page i.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 302-343) and index.
ISBN9781108441254 (paperback)
ISBN1108441254 (paperback)
ISBN9781108425179 (hardback)
ISBN1108425178 (hardback)

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