Malaysia as an Awkward Middle Power

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Malaysia has been considered among emerging middle powers but never fully accepted or studied appropriately (An earlier version of this research was presented at the 2019 Australian Political Science Association conference, for the panel titled “Escaping IR Theory? The Case for Awkward Powers”.). The behavioural approach to the middle power concept contends that all middle powers desire multilateral solutions, embrace compromise in international disputes and strive to be good international citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAwkward Powers: Escaping Traditional Great and Middle Power Theory
EditorsGabriele Abbondanza, Thomas Stow Wilkins
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-981-16-0369-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameGlobal Political Transitions
ISSN (Print)2522-8730
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8749


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