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International and Area Studies

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Víctor M Mijares

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The Paradoxical Effect Of Multipolarity Over The South American Security Governance, Víctor M. Mijares Jan 2014

The Paradoxical Effect Of Multipolarity Over The South American Security Governance, Víctor M. Mijares

Víctor M Mijares

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.