Collective Preventive Diplomacy
A Study in International Conflict Management
Publication Year: 2004
Published by: State University of New York Press
Title and Copyright Pages
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Tables and Illustrations
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Part 1: Framework ad Concepts
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Divisions within small states have in recent years been the most important cause of war.1 This study focuses on violence or threat of violence induced by small-state ethnic conflict as a collective great-power agenda issue. Its interests are both empirical and prescriptive. ...
2. Insulation and Intervention
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Insulation, neglected in the PD literature, commonly takes precedence as a great power objective over intervention and conditions the scope and will of the major states to become involved in intrastate local conflict. That conclusion, and the discussion of the problems—for the major states as...
3. Forging Great-Power Consensus
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To explain shifts in collective PD, this study traces collaboration and dis- cord in great-power relations. Both elements shape great-power responses to small-state conflict, and major state influence over the small-state antagonists. But coping with small-state conflict is, as already...
Part 2: The History
4. Eight Cases
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The following profiles of eight cases form the building blocks for the analytical portion of this study. Each profile has been prepared to address the same seven questions listed in table 1.3, simplifying and abstracting from a variety of writings about the case to convey how specific local...
Part 3: Case Analysis
5. Local Ethnic Conflict as an International Problem
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The interplay between localized ethnic antagonists and the international political environment is evident in the earliest stages of the cases presented in chapter 4. This chapter studies the emergence of local ethnic conflicts and the impact of the great powers upon them. ...
6. Great-Power Objectives and Agenda Making
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Moving beyond the local aspects of great-power PD initiatives, this study now addresses the timing and scope of PD in terms of great-power relationships. The interest here is in how relations between the major states affect their willingness and ability to practice insulationist...
7. Conciliating the Antagonists
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Having discussed the background to collective PD, giving special attention to great-power attitudes and relationships, this study now turns to the effect collective diplomacy has on the primary antagonists. Interventionist PD includes conciliatory and voluntaristic aspects, ...
8. From Conciliation to Coercion
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Collective interventionist PD initiatives are commonly resisted by one or more primary antagonists, and this resistance tests the will of the great powers to sustain them. This chapter is concerned with the issue of collective enforcement of great-power views: how, given local...
9. The Endgame
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This study has argued that the great powers have been more preoccupied with preventing local ethnic conflict from undermining their own relationships than with defusing conflict between the local antagonists. It has further maintained that collective major-state influence on the local...
Part 4: Conclusions
10. Implications for Policy
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This study has been designed, as indicated, to facilitate collective insulationist and interventionist PD. To assist this objective, the major themes of this study are now linked to the needs of policymakers and policy planners, in two respects: first, by providing diagnoses of...
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List of Titles in the SUNY series in Global Politics
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Index [Includes Back Cover]
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Page Count: 267
Illustrations: 16 tables, 4 figures
Publication Year: 2004