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Neutrality: Changing Concepts and Practices
     

Neutrality: Changing Concepts and Practices

by Alan T. Leonhard, Nicholas Mercuro
 

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In a tension-filled world characterized by opposing blocs of nations, the pursuit of the policy of neutrality by a few states such as Switzerland, Sweden, Finland and Austria may conjure up the vista of a peaceful oasis. But what is the actual meaning of neutrality at present, and what are the rights and obligations of governments that claim to be neutral? Are there

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In a tension-filled world characterized by opposing blocs of nations, the pursuit of the policy of neutrality by a few states such as Switzerland, Sweden, Finland and Austria may conjure up the vista of a peaceful oasis. But what is the actual meaning of neutrality at present, and what are the rights and obligations of governments that claim to be neutral? Are there differences in the concepts of neutrality as embraced by individual states? Have the legal concepts of neutrality been changing over time and especially during the last few decades? And can and do states adopt neutral stances on selected international issues while remaining partisan on others and what consequences flow from such foreign policy behavior? These and other questions regarding neutrality are examined and discussed in this volume co-published with the Institute for Comparative Study of Public Policy at the University of New Orleans.

Editorial Reviews

Political Studies Review
...All the papers in this volume are serious, scholarly and worthy of attention....the Leonhard volume is a good starting place for specialists who wish to develop further the issues treated by the authors.
International Journal
...clearly an important introduction to a subject that will become topical in the 1990s as Europe attempts to come to grips with the changing superpower relationships set in motion by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819171412
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
09/19/1988
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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