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Small States and Alliances - Erich Reiter

Small States and Alliances

By: Erich Reiter (Editor), Heinz Gartner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th July 2001
ISBN: 9783790814033
Number Of Pages: 194

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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.

Small States and Alliancesp. 1
Introductory Comments on the Objective of the Small States and Alliances Workshopp. 11
Minor Powers, Alliances, and Armed Conflict: Some Preliminary Patternsp. 15
The Concept of Military Alliancep. 25
Small States and European Securityp. 39
Gaining Controlp. 51
Engineering Influence: The Subtile Power of Small States in the CSCE/OSCEp. 63
Small States and International Operationsp. 85
The Danish Experience. Denmark in NATO, 1949-1999p. 89
Small States and Alliances - A Swedish Perspectivep. 101
Finland, the European Union and NATO - Implications for Security and Defencep. 113
Small States and Alliances: The Case of Sloveniap. 145
Switzerland and Europe's Security Architecture: The Rocky Road from Isolation to Cooperationp. 161
Austriap. 183
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ISBN: 9783790814033
ISBN-10: 3790814032
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 17th July 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41