Small States and Alliances
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The book focuses on the relations between small states and alliances. It is on why, how and under what conditions states engage in alliances. What are the benefits and costs of alliances? How are the benefits and costs of alliances allocated among their members? What determines who allies with whom? Can small states still pursue their own security interests within an alliance? Can they even become integral part of an alliance? Scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and advisors from several countries discuss these issues. They address historical, empirical and theoretical topics and give policy recommendations.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The book focuses on the relations between small states and alliances. It is on why, how and under what conditions states engage in alliances. What are the benefits and costs of alliances? How are the benefits and costs of alliances allocated among their members? What determines who allies with whom? Can small states still pursue their own security interests within an alliance? Can they even become integral part of an alliance? Scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and advisors from several countries discuss these issues. They address historical, empirical and theoretical topics and give policy recommendations.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Physica-Verlag
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
  • Seitenzahl: 204
  • Erscheinungstermin: 19. Oktober 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 11mm
  • Gewicht: 316g
  • ISBN-13: 9783790824926
  • ISBN-10: 3790824925
  • Artikelnr.: 32212851
Autorenporträt
Dr. Erich Reiter, geb. 1944 in Fürstenfeld/Stmk. Berufstätigkeit u. a. im Bundeskanzleramt, Außenministerium, Wissenschaftsministerium, zuletzt Sektionschef im Verteidigungsministerium, Beauftragter für strategische Studien. Honorarprofessor für Internationale Wirtschafts- und Sozialbeziehungen an der Universität Graz. Langjähriger Leiter des Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institut für politische Soziologie, Herausgeber mehrerer Buch- und Schriftenreihen sowie Autor zahlreicher politikwissenschaftlicher Publikationen zum Thema Sicherheitspolitik.
Inhaltsangabe
Small States and Alliances.- Introductory Comments on the Objective of the Small States and Alliances Workshop.- Minor Powers, Alliances, and Armed Conflict: Some Preliminary Patterns.- The Concept of Military Alliance.- Small States and European Security.- Gaining Control.- Engineering Influence: The Subtile Power of Small States in the CSCE/OSCE.- Small States and International Operations.- The Danish Experience. Denmark in NATO, 1949-1999.- Small States and Alliances - A Swedish Perspective.- Finland, the European Union and NATO - Implications for Security and Defence.- Small States and Alliances: The Case of Slovenia.- Switzerland and Europe's Security Architecture: The Rocky Road from Isolation to Cooperation.- Austria.