Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time / Edition 4

Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time / Edition 4

by Paul Gordon Lauren, Gordon A. Craig, Alexander L. George
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195162498

ISBN-13: 9780195162493

Pub. Date: 08/31/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time, Fifth Edition, is a concise historical discussion and insightful analysis of diplomacy. It uniquely combines history, political science, and international law in order to explore how lessons from the rich experience of the past can be brought to bear on the diplomatic challenges that we confront…  See more details below

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Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time, Fifth Edition, is a concise historical discussion and insightful analysis of diplomacy. It uniquely combines history, political science, and international law in order to explore how lessons from the rich experience of the past can be brought to bear on the diplomatic challenges that we confront in our world today.

This new edition combines the cumulative insights and reflections of three internationally renowned scholars--who have written more than fifty books between them--with an astute, stimulating, and up-to-date treatment of recent global developments. These include American foreign policy, the rise of China, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction in North Korea, and nuclear enrichment in Iran. Significant attention is given to the powerful impact of technology on the "digital revolution," the revolution in military affairs (RMA), drones, eDiplomacy, the "information revolution," cyber security and WikiLeaks, command and control, surveillance and reconnaissance, and social networking sites. This edition also provides a sophisticated and thought-provoking analysis of "hard" and "soft" power, the "invisibility of security," human rights, ethics, law, legitimacy, and the threat and use of force as an instrument of statecraft.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195162493
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
843,470
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1The emergence of diplomacy and the great powers3
2The classical system of diplomacy, 1815-191424
3The diplomatic revolution begins, 1919-193947
4A postwar system of security : great-power directorate or United Nations?70
5The Cold War88
6The evolving international system110
7Lessons of history and knowledge for statecraft137
8Negotiation152
9Deterrence175
10Coercive diplomacy198
11Crisis management220
12Ethics and other restraints on force and statecraft245
Conclusion : reflections on force and statecraft and the diplomatic challenges of our time269

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