Diplomacy

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671510991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 912

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Offering a panoramic view of history and a description of firsthand diplomatic encounters, the former Secretary of State describes his ideas about diplomacy and power balances, showing how national negotiating styles influence outcomes

Österreichische Geschichte

Author: Karl Vocelka

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406508691

Category: Austria

Page: 128

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Vom Frühmittelalter bis zu aktuellen Entwicklungen der Gegenwart wird die Geschichte einer der ältesten und bedeutendsten Kulturnationen Mitteleuropas vorgestellt.

Power, Politics, Law: International Law and State Behaviour During International Crises

Author: Radhika Withana

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047431790

Category: Law

Page: 296

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This volume addresses the question as to where international law fits into the making and implementation of foreign policy during an international crisis in which a State is considering and / or may actually use force. Empirical literature on the law-State behaviour relationship during international crises has not been able to answer this question adequately. The limitations of existing empirical literature are identified as stemming from the limitations of existing positivist, realist and functionalist theoretical explanations of the law-State behaviour relationship. These theoretical approaches, which underpin existing empirical literature on international crises, assume that international law matches what is referred to in this book as its ‘rule-book’ image. This is the notion of international law as a finite set of objective, politically neutral, rules that can be applied so as to distinguish objectively between legal and illegal action. The rule-book image of international law does not match reality, but the assumption that it is true underpins both theoretical literature and references to international law in political rhetoric. The rule-book image and the reality of international law have been reconciled within the theory of International law as Ideology (ILI) as developed by Shirley Scott. This book hypothesises that an ILI perspective offers a better explanation of the law-State behaviour relationship during international crises than rival explanations grounded in positivism, realism or functionalism. Four case studies of State behaviour—of the US, the Soviet Union and the PRC during the Korean War (1950-1953), of the US and UK during the Suez crisis (1956), of the US and the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) and of the US and an alliance of Latin American States during the Dominican Republic crisis (1965)—are used to test the hypothesis. The findings confirm the greater explanatory efficacy of ILI and demonstrate that the significance of international law to foreign policy decision-making during international crises is more than that of deterring the use of force as is assumed by rival theoretical approaches grounded in a rule-book image of international law. International law is shown to serve as a vehicle for inter-State competition during international crises.

In Search of a Peace Settlement

Egypt and Israel between the Wars, 1967-1973

Author: M. Gat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230375014

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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This is the first examination of the Israeli and Egyptian peace process between 1967-1973, which highlights the rise and fall of Soviet influence after the Six Day War and explores how the increasing importance of America's political leadership affected the region.

Weltordnung

Author: Henry A. Kissinger

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155487

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

The Demon In Diplomacy

Alliances Based On Affinity

Author: Z.S. Andrew Demirdjian Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469115875

Category: Political Science

Page: 413

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“This groundbreaking book is about the corruption and hypocrisy in the U.S. domestic and foreign diplomacy and not on genocide. However, the 20th Century’s first Genocide is used in the book as an example to demonstrate how the powers to be in Washington, D.C., blink at cruel injustices through the application of double standards and ethical lapses for the sake of political expediency.” “The author reveals how dishonest lobbying is dragging the United States government into the black hole of corrupt culture which eventually will destroy the nation the same way as the Roman Empire perished through rampant corruption exercised by the ruling class.”

Parlament der Menschheit

die Vereinten Nationen und der Weg zur Weltregierung

Author: Paul M. Kennedy

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406563287

Category: International relations

Page: 400

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China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy, Volume I

Nature, Scope, and Origins

Author: John F. Copper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137532734

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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Today, by many accounts, China is the world's foremost purveyor of foreign aid and foreign investment to developing countries. This is the product of China's miracle economic growth over a period of more than three decades, together with China's drive to become a major player in world affairs and accomplish this through economic rather than military means. This three-volume work is the first comprehensive study of China's aid and investment strategy to trace how it has evolved since Beijing launched its foreign aid diplomacy at the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Volume I examines the definitions, origins, nature, and scope of foreign aid and investment by other countries. Using that background, John F. Copper then traces China's financial assistance to developing countries from the Mao period - when China gave meaningful foreign aid despite its own economic struggles - through the beginning of China's post-1978 economic boom and during subsequent decades of rapid economic growth. Copper shows that China has a more salient history in giving foreign assistance than any other country in the world; while China's objectives in giving foreign assistance have changed markedly over time, China has always been driven by efforts to realize its foreign policy objectives and expand China's external influence.

American government

continuity and change

Author: Karen O'Connor,Larry Sabato

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 896

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Containing brand new features and thoroughly updated through the Bush Administration, the midterm elections and the 108th Congress, the war on terror, and the potential war with Iraq, the #1 book in American government continues to provide a current and engaging introduction to the course.

Does America Need a Foreign Policy?

Toward a Diplomacy for the 21st Century

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684855682

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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The former Secretary of State under Richard Nixon argues that a coherent foreign policy is essential and lays out his own plan for getting the nation's international affairs in order.

American Government 2004

Continuity and Change

Author: Larry J. Sabato,Stefan Haag,Karen O'Connor,Gary Keith

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780321202222

Category:

Page: 1092

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O'Connor & Sabato's best-selling American government text with seven chapters on Texas politics and government. Offers a historical perspective of American & Texas government. Brings everything right up to the present with an abundance of current and student-relevant examples. New "Join the Debate" & "On Campus" boxes engage students in the material. New "Analyzing Visuals" boxes help develop visual literacy skills.

Die Schlafwandler

Wie Europa in den Ersten Weltkrieg zog

Author: Christopher Clark

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641118778

Category: History

Page: 896

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Bahnbrechende neue Erkenntnisse über den Weg in den Ersten Weltkrieg 1914 Lange Zeit galt es als ausgemacht, dass das deutsche Kaiserreich wegen seiner Großmachtträume die Hauptverantwortung am Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs trug. In seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Werk kommt der renommierte Historiker und Bestsellerautor Christopher Clark (Preußen) zu einer anderen Einschätzung. Clark beschreibt minutiös die Interessen und Motivationen der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in den europäischen Metropolen und zeichnet das Bild einer komplexen Welt, in der gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Fehleinschätzungen, Überheblichkeit, Expansionspläne und nationalistische Bestrebungen zu einer Situation führten, in der ein Funke genügte, den Krieg auszulösen, dessen verheerende Folgen kaum jemand abzuschätzen vermochte. Schon jetzt zeigt sich, dass »Die Schlafwandler« eine der wichtigsten Neuerscheinungen zum 100. Jahrestag des Ausbruchs des Ersten Weltkriegs sein wird.

Embassies to China

Diplomacy and Cultural Encounters Before the Opium Wars

Author: Michael Keevak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811039720

Category: History

Page: 162

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This text is a timely and wide-ranging study providing essential background to the development of global modernity through the European encounter with China. Considering differing notions of peace, empire, trade, religion, and diplomacy as touchstones in the relations between China and Europe on mutuality, the book examines five encounters with France, Portugal, Holland, the pope, and Russia between 1248 and 1720, and reflects on concepts that the West took for granted but which did not successfully cross over into the Chinese world. This cutting edge text provides key insights into the cultural and political conflict which lay at the heart of early Chinese-European relations, as the West's understanding of the truth and appropriateness of its cultural norms was confronted by China's norms and beliefs.

Translating History

30 Years on the Front Lines of Diplomacy with a Top Russian Interpreter

Author: Igor Korchilov

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068487041X

Category: History

Page: 400

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A top Russian interpreter, who spent 30 years on the front lines of diplomacy, offers excerpts from his journals--the result of his four years spent in the service of Mikhail Gorbachev--covering the pivotal period between 1987 and 1990, and including parts of Gorbachev's conversations with Reagan, Thatcher, and Bush, among others.

Metternich

Stratege und Visionär

Author: Wolfram Siemann

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406683878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 983

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Metternich gilt seit je als Inbegriff der Reaktion, als rückwärtsgewandter Feind aller liberalen und nationalen Kräfte. Wolfram Siemann zeichnet in seiner grandiosen Biographie ein fundamental neues Bild des Staatsmannes, der für vier Jahrzehnte die Geschicke Europas prägte. Metternichs Denken war moderner, seine Diagnosen hellsichtiger und sein Wirken zukunftsweisender, als man ihm bisher zugestanden hat. „Ein Mann wie ich scheißt auf das Leben von einer Million Menschen!“, erklärte Napoleon seinem Gegenspieler Metternich im Jahr 1813. Clemens Fürst von Metternich (1773 –1859) erlebte die mehr als zwanzig Jahre andauernden Kriege in Europa als Zusammenbruch der Zivilisation. Fast prophetisch sah er voraus, dass der Freiheitsdrang der Nationen in eine noch blutigere Katastrophe münden würde. Metternichs Friedensordnung von 1815 kann nur vor diesem Hintergrund begriffen werden. Das gilt sogar für seine repressiven Maßnahmen gegen jeden drohenden gesellschaftlichen Aufstand. Auf der Grundlage zahlreicher neuer Quellen lässt Wolfram Siemann einen schillernden und vielschichtigen Mann vor unseren Augen lebendig werden: Metternich war ein traditionsbewusster Reichsgraf und ein frühindustrieller Unternehmer, ein Bewunderer der englischen Verfassung, ein scheiternder Reformer in einem fragilen Vielvölkerstaat und ein Verehrer der Frauen. Diese Biographie ist ein Meilenstein und taucht nicht nur Metternich, sondern die Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts insgesamt in ein neues Licht.