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Author Guimarães, Feliciano de Sá, author.

Title A theory of master role transition : small powers shaping regional hegemons / Feliciano de Sá Guimarães
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2021


Description 1 online resource
Series Role theory and international relations ; [Volume 10]
Role theory and international relations ; 10.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 The Puzzle -- 1.2 The Model -- 1.3 The Cases -- 1.4 Plan of the Book -- 2 A Theory of Master Role Transition -- 2.1 Master Role Transitions and Role Learning -- 2.2 Regional Powers and Role Theory -- 2.3 Small Powers and Role Theory -- 2.4 Theory Development and Omitted Variables -- 3 The 2006-2007 Brazil-Bolivia Gas Crisis -- 3.1 Brazilian-Bolivian Asymmetrical Interdependence in Natural Gas -- 3.2 The Bolivian Altercasting
3.3 Domestic Contestation in Brazil -- 3.4 Regional Contestation and Lula's Reaction -- 3.5 Master Role Transition: From Natural Leader to Regional Paymaster -- 4 The 2008-2009 Brazil-Paraguay Itaipú Dam Crisis -- 4.1 Brazilian-Paraguayan Interdependence in Electricity Generation -- 4.2 The Paraguayan Altercasting -- 4.3 Regional Contestation Against Lula's Position -- 4.4 Domestic Contestation in Brazil -- 4.5 Master Role Transition: Path Dependence and Regional Paymaster -- 5 The 2008-2009 Ecuador-Brazil Odebrecht Crisis
5.1 The Origins of the Crisis and the Lack of Asymmetrical Interdependence Between Brazil and Ecuador -- 5.2 The Ecuadorian Flawed Altercasting -- 5.3 The Insufficient Regional Contestation -- 5.4 The Lack of Domestic Contestation -- 5.5 Failed Master Role Transition -- 6 The 1998 South Africa-Lesotho Operation Boleas Crisis -- 6.1 The Origins of the Crisis and the Asymmetrical Interdependence Between Lesotho and South Africa -- 6.2 Lesotho Domestic Instability and the Lack of Altercasting -- 6.3 Domestic Opposition in South Africa and the Lack of Regional Contestation
6.4 South Africa's Dominant Role in the 1998 Boleas Crisis -- 7 The 1996 India-Bangladesh Ganges Water Crisis -- 7.1 The Evolution of the Crisis and the Asymmetrical Interdependence Between India and Bangladesh -- 7.2 The Bangladeshi Altercasting During the BNP Tenure -- 7.3 The Domestic Opposition in India -- 7.4 The Regional Contestation From Nepal and the Pakistani Menace -- 7.5 India's Master Role Transition From Natural Leader to Regional Paymaster -- 8 Conclusions -- 8.1 Case Analyses -- 8.2 Research Design -- 8.3 Future Research Agenda -- Index
Summary In this book, Feliciano de S Guimares offers an original application of Role Theory. He proposes a theory of master role transitions to explain how small powers can change regional powers' master roles without changing the regional material power distribution. Master role transition is the replacement of an active dominant master role by a dormant or inactive role located within one's role repertoire. Guimares argues that only a combination of four necessary conditions can produce a full master role transition: asymmetrical material interdependence, altercasting, domestic contestation and regional contestation. In each one of these conditions, a small power uses material and ideational tools to promote a master role transition within the regional power role repertoire. To test his model, Guimares turns to five case studies in Latin America, Southern Africa and South Asia: the 2006-2007 Bolivia-Brazil gas crisis, the 2008-2009 Paraguay-Brazil Itaip Dam crisis, the 2008-2009 Ecuador-Brazil Odebrecht crisis, the 1998 South Africa-Lesotho military intervention crisis and the 1996India-Bangladesh Ganges water crisis. A Theory of Master Role Transition is an excellent resource for those studying both theory and method in International Relations and foreign policy analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Feliciano de S ̀Guimarês is Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations at University of Sô Paulo and Visiting Fellow at the Political Science Department at Yale University (2019-2020). He earned his PhD in political science from the University of Sô Paulo (2006-2010). His main topics of interest are Role Theory, public opinion and Brazilian foreign policy
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Subject International relations.
International relations -- Case studies
Role playing -- Political aspects
Role playing -- Political aspects -- Case studies
Political science.
Political science -- Case studies
international relations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
International relations
Political science
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781000067736