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

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Overview

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.

A leading historian and a distinguished political scientist bring the rich experience of the past to bear upon the perplexities that confront today's statesmen.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Force and Statecraft is a great book. It puts diplomacy front and center in the analysis [and examines] how individual state leaders navigate the challenges of international politics."—Steven Weber, University of California, Berkeley

"The straightforward writing and logical, clear organization make Force and Statecraft an ideal choice for undergraduates."—Nicholas J. Steneck, Ohio State University

"This is the best book in terms of its organization, writing, and quality of ideas as well as a superb framing of the problems and issues in the field."—John D. Stempel, University of Kentucky

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195162493
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Gordon Lauren is Regents Professor and Distinguished Mansfield Fellow at the University of Montana and an internationally acclaimed authority on diplomacy, issues of security and peace, and human rights whose work has been translated into numerous languages and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

The late Gordon A. Craig was J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities at Stanford University, a renowned scholar of diplomatic and German history, and former president of the American Historical Association.

The late Alexander L. George was Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University and widely known for his pioneering and award-winning work in political psychology, influence, and foreign policy.

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Table of Contents

1 The emergence of diplomacy and the great powers 3
2 The classical system of diplomacy, 1815-1914 24
3 The diplomatic revolution begins, 1919-1939 47
4 A postwar system of security : great-power directorate or United Nations? 70
5 The Cold War 88
6 The evolving international system 110
7 Lessons of history and knowledge for statecraft 137
8 Negotiation 152
9 Deterrence 175
10 Coercive diplomacy 198
11 Crisis management 220
12 Ethics and other restraints on force and statecraft 245
Conclusion : reflections on force and statecraft and the diplomatic challenges of our time 269
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