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Systems, Stability, and Statecraft: Essays on the International History of Modern Europe
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Systems, Stability, and Statecraft: Essays on the International History of Modern Europe

by P. Schroeder, Paul W. Schroeder, Robert Jervis, Jack S. Levy
 

ISBN-10: 1403963584

ISBN-13: 9781403963581

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Few scholars have provided as much insight into the struggle of leaders, ideas, and policies as Paul W. Schroeder. Constantly challenging conventional views, and drawing upon a masterly command of the sources and literature, Schroeder provides new answers to old questions about international history and politics since the age of Napoleon. Were European international

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Few scholars have provided as much insight into the struggle of leaders, ideas, and policies as Paul W. Schroeder. Constantly challenging conventional views, and drawing upon a masterly command of the sources and literature, Schroeder provides new answers to old questions about international history and politics since the age of Napoleon. Were European international relations really driven by balance of power politics, or has that traditional view blinded us to an underlying normative consensus on the 'rules of the game' that frequently contributed to cooperation among the leading states in the system? Are alliances primarily a means of the aggregation of power against stronger states, or do states often use alliances as instruments of influence or control over their allies? Was World War I contingent upon a confluence of independent processes that intersected in 1914, or was it the product of more deeply-rooted and interconnected structural forces that pushed inevitably toward war? What is the role of moral judgment in historical investigation? Raising new questions and offering provocative new interpretations, Schroeder encourages historians and political scientists alike to reconsider their long-standing beliefs about the evolution and dynamics of modern diplomacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403963581
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: NAPOLEAN AND THE CONCERT 'Napoleon's Foreign Policy: A Criminal Enterprise' 'Did the Vienna Settlement Rest on a Balance of Power?' 'Bruck Versus Buol: The Dispute Over Austria's Eastern Policy, 1853-1855' 'The Lost Intermediaries: The Impact of 1870 on the European System' The 19th Century Balance of Power' PART II: WORLD WAR I 'World War I as Galloping Gertie: A Reply to Joachim Remak' 'Embedded Counterfactual and World Was I as an Unavoidable War' PART III: TOOLS OF INTERNATIONAL STATECRAFT 'Alliances, 1815-1945: Weapons of Power and Tools of Management' 'Containment' 'Failed Bargaining Crises PART IV: TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS 'The Cold War and its Ending' 'Does the History of International Politics Go Anywhere?' 'International History: Why Historians Do It Differently than Political Scientists' 'Iraq: The Case Against Preventive War'

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