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Appeasement in International Politics [electronic resource] / Stephen R. Rock.

Author/Creator:
Rock, Stephen R.
Publication:
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (250 p.)
Subjects:
Deterrence (Strategy).
International relations.
Detente.
Diplomacy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Since the 1930's, appeasement has been labeled as a futile and possibly dangerous policy. In this landmark study, Stephen Rock seeks to restore appeasement to its proper place as a legitimate--and potentially successful--diplomatic strategy. Appeasement was discredited by Neville Chamberlain's disastrous attempt to satisfy Adolf Hitler's territorial ambitions and avoid war in 1938. Rock argues, however, that there is very little evidence to support the belief that dissatisfied states and their leaders cannot be appeased or that appeasement undermines a state's credibility in later attempts
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; Preface; 1 The Study of Appeasement; THE CRITIQUE OF APPEASEMENT; THE NEED FOR RECONSIDERATION; TOWARD A THEORY OF APPEASEMENT; DEFINING APPEASEMENT; OBJECTIVES OF APPEASEMENT; HOW APPEASEMENT REDUCES TENSIONS; METHODOLOGY; QUESTIONS ON APPEASEMENT; SELECTION OF CASES; APPEASEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT; 2 British Appeasement of the United States, 1896-1903; BRITAIN'S APPEASEMENT POLICY, 1896-1903; BRITISH OBJECTIVES AND CALCULATIONS; U.S. MOTIVES AND OBJECTIVES; BRITAIN'S APPEASEMENT STRATEGY
AMERICAN RECEPTIVITY TO BRITISH CONCESSIONS CONCLUSION; 3 British Appeasement of Germany, 1936-1939; THE ROOTS OF BRITISH POLICY; PASSIVE APPEASEMENT, 1935-1936; THE QUEST FOR A GENERAL SETTLEMENT; THE PIECEMEAL APPROACH; GERMAN AIMS AND BRITISH CONCESSIONS; THE ABSENCE OF CONSTRAINTS ON GERMAN POLICY; BRITAIN'S NON-RESPONSE TO SIGNS OF FAILURE; APPEASEMENT AND THE FAILURE OF DETERRENCE IN POLAND; CONCLUSION; 4 Anglo-American Appeasement of the Soviet Union, 1941-1945; PREVENTING A SEPARATE PEACE, 1941-1943
SEEKING SOVIET COOPERATION IN THE PACIFIC WAR AND POSTWAR COLLECTIVE SECURITY, 1943-1945 AVOIDING WAR WITH THE SOVIET UNION; THE END OF APPEASEMENT; SOVIET MOTIVES; WHY APPEASEMENT FAILED-AND SUCCEEDED; WAS AN ALTERNATIVE POLICY POSSIBLE?; CONCLUSION; 5 American Appeasement of Iraq, 1989-1990; THE TILT TOWARD IRAQ UNDER REAGAN; U.S. APPEASEMENT UNDER BUSH, 1989-1990; IRAQI MOTIVES AND OBJECTIVES; WHY APPEASEMENT FAILED; THE FAILURE TO ADJUST POLICY; CONCLUSION; 6 American Appeasement of North Korea, 1988-1994; U.S. CONCERN OVER NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM; BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY
CLINTON ADMINISTRATION EFFORTS TO COERCE NORTH KOREA THE SHIFT FROM STICKS TO CARROTS; NORTH KOREAN MOTIVES; ANATOMY OF SUCCESS; THE ROLE OF THREATS; CONCLUSION; 7 Toward a Theory of Appeasement; MAJOR FACTORS AFFECTING APPEASEMENT OUTCOMES; The Nature of the Adversary; Inducements and the Adversary's Perception of Them; The Presence (or Absence) of Incentives for the Adversary to Respond Favorably; MATCHING APPEASEMENT STRATEGY TO TARGET; AVOIDING EXPLOITATION; LESSONS FOR POLICYMAKERS; APPEASEMENT AND DETERRENCE; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211-228) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8131-5856-7
OCLC:
606493851
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