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dc.contributor.authorKuokštytė, Ringailė
dc.description.abstractBecause the international arena is too focused on the interests of big states as structuring international interactions, small states continue to appear merely as objects (versus subjects) in the eyes of a large number of researchers, sometimes unconsciously following the (neo)realist tradition of International Relations (IR). Consequently, small states appear to be devoid of any analytical interest. In fact, such a trend in the field of IR neglects the significance of ever increasing interactions between states. Moreover, these interactions need not reflect incompatible interests of different states. The article argues that the case of the reconstruction process of Afghanistan, implemented by the international community, presents a positive-sum logic. In other words, the efforts of the coalition in the Afghan territory allow the engaged states, be they big or small, to pursue their own interests. The degree of their contributions corresponds to the benefits their engagement might provide. As the analysis of the Lithuanian case demonstrates, a small state need not be a passive object trapped in the interactions of powerful states and can arrange itself in order to proceed with actively pursuing its own foreign policy.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofBaltic Journal of Law & Politics, 2011 vol. 4, iss. 1, p. 202-246en_US
dc.rightsSutarties data 2018-01-30, nr. A1806, laisvai prieinamas internetelt_LT
dc.rightsLaisvai prieinamas internete (DE GRUYTER OPEN)lt_LT
dc.subjectThe theory of collective actionen_US
dc.subjectPublic goodsen_US
dc.subjectInternational socializationen_US
dc.subjectInternational normsen_US
dc.subjectThe war on terroren_US
dc.subjectThe Afghan waren_US
dc.titleLithuania's participation in the reconstruction process of Afghanistan: a case of a small state's engagement in the international arenaen_US
dc.typeStraipsnis / Article
dc.subject.udc32 Politika / Politics
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