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@fmct:Contents @toc4:Acknowledgements iii @toc2:1 Overview 0
2 NATO's History: The Politics of Securing the West Since 1949 00
3 NATO's Socialization Practices in the Post-Cold War Period 000
4 The Czech Republic: Becoming a NATO Member State 000
5 Romania: Between the Eastern Past and Western Future? 000
6 Thinking about NATO from Different IR Perspectives 000 7 Conclusion 000 @toc4: Appendix: Interviews 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000.
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In recent years, the question of the post-Cold War NATO, particularly in relation to the former communist countries of Europe, has been at the heart of a series of international reform debates. NATO in the "New Europe" contributes to these debates by arguing that, contrary to conventional assumptions about the role of international security organizations, NATO has been systematically involved in the process of building liberal democracy in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The book also seeks to contribute to the development of an international political sociology of socialization. It draws on arguments developed by political theorists, sociologists, and social psychologists to examine the dynamics and implications of socialization practices conducted by an international institution. (source: Nielsen Book Data)