Force and Statecraft Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time

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Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2006-08-31
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Summary

Force and Statecraft is a concise historical account and insightful analysis of diplomacy. It combines history, political science, and international law in a unique interdisciplinary approach to explore how lessons from the rich experience of the past can be brought to bear on the diplomaticchallenges that confront our world today. Now thoroughly revised, updated, and enhanced, the book combines the cumulative insights and reflections of three distinguished scholars with international reputations who have written more than fifty books between them. Paul Gordon Lauren has been involved with the book from the beginning andbrings a fresh perspective to this edition. In lucid prose and clear organization, the fourth edition surveys the evolution of the international system from the emergence of diplomacy and the rise of the modern state in the seventeenth century to the present. It then takes the reader into ananalysis of some of the most important issues of statecraft. Now much more international and global in scope, this edition contains a number of new case studies, including the negotiations over nuclear weapons in North Korea, and a discussion of recent events. It also offers completely new orsignificantly expanded coverage of such topics as the impact of terrorism and 9/11, international human rights, ethics, the "lessons" of history, globalization, the United Nations, the growing role of nonstate actors, weapons of mass destruction, just war theory, and the legitimate use of armedforce. For the first time, this edition contains illustrations, maps, and website references to guide readers. Force and Statecraft is both a classic and a timely resource ideal for those interested in diplomatic history, international relations, foreign affairs, statecraft, and security studies.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition x
Introduction xii
PART ONE: FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT
1 The Emergence of Diplomacy and the Great Powers
3(21)
The Early Techniques, Instruments, and Ideas of Diplomacy
3(4)
States and Raison d'├ętat in the Seventeenth Century
7(6)
War and Competition in the Eighteenth Century
13(11)
2 The Classical System of Diplomacy, 1815-1914
24(23)
Building a System with a Balance of Power and a Concert
24(8)
Change and an Experiment with a Defensive Alliance System
32(4)
Further Change and an Experiment with Bipolar Alignment
36(4)
Characteristics of the System
40(7)
3 The Diplomatic Revolution Begins, 1919-1939
47(23)
Attempts at Peacemaking and System Building
47(7)
Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
54(4)
Economics and Foreign Policy
58(2)
Totalitarian and Democratic Diplomacy and the Contrast of Norms
60(10)
4 A Postwar System of Security: Great-Power Directorate or United Nations?
70(18)
Plans for a Postwar System of Security
70(3)
Force and Statecraft as Envisioned by the United Nations Charter
73(4)
Changing World Conditions and Readjustments
77(11)
5 The Cold War
88(22)
The Origins and Escalation of the Cold War
88(7)
Seeking Restraints Through Deterrence, Diplomacy, and Detente
95(6)
Persistent Problems and the Final Demise of the Cold War
101(9)
6 The Evolving International System
110(27)
"A World in a Rapid State of Transition"
110(6)
Challenges to Nation-States and National Sovereignty
116(3)
Terrorists and the "War on Terrorism"
119(3)
Partners or Rivals?
122(15)
PART TWO: HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE
7 Lessons of History and Knowledge for Statecraft
137(15)
Classical Writers on the Importance of Historical Lessons
137(3)
The Historical Habit of Mind
140(3)
The Challenges of Learning and Applying Lessons of History
143(5)
Structured, Focused Comparisons
148(4)
8 Negotiation
152(23)
Principles of Negotiation
153(4)
The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815
157(3)
The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1972-1975
160(4)
Negotiations Over Nuclear Weapons in North Korea, 1993-2006
164(3)
Analysis
167(8)
9 Deterrence
175(23)
Principles of Deterrence
177(3)
Collective Security for the Post-1815 Settlement
180(2)
British and French Attempts to Deter Hitler's Attack on Poland, 1939
182(4)
Contemporary American Deterrence Over Taiwan
186(3)
Analysis
189(9)
10 Coercive Diplomacy
198(22)
Principles of Coercive Diplomacy
200(3)
American "Gunboat Diplomacy," 1852-1854
203(3)
U.S. Policy Toward Japan, 1938-1941
206(4)
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
210(2)
Analysis
212(8)
11 Crisis Management
220(25)
Principles of Crisis Management
221(4)
Bismarck as an "Honest Broker" in the Crisis of 1878
225(3)
The "Guns of August," 1914
228(4)
Managing the 1973 Arab-Israeli War
232(3)
Analysis
235(10)
PART THREE: RESTRAINTS AND REFLECTIONS
12 Ethics and Other Restraints on Force and Statecraft
245(24)
Practical, Structural, and Political Restraints
245(4)
Ethics and International Politics
249(6)
Ethical Restraints for Foreign Policy
255(5)
Ethical Restraints for Armed Force
260(9)
Conclusion: Reflections on Force and Statecraft and the Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time 269(11)
Index 280

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