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Friendly rivals : bargaining and burden-shifting in NATO / Wallace J. Thies.

Author/Creator:
Thies, Wallace J., author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
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Book
1 online resource (368 p.)
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Subjects:
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Viewing the behavior of NATO members through the prism of bargaining theory reveals them as states intent on obtaining the benefits of membership at the least cost to themselves. This book shows how NATO members use a variety of strategies and tactics to try to get the better of each other without wrecking an alliance that realizes their shared goals and from which they all benefit. The book examines: the original design of the alliance; patterns of bargaining during the Cold War and post-Cold War periods; how their rivalries impact members' domestic policies of defense and welfare; and what t
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""List of Acronyms""; ""Preface""; ""Chapter 1. Introduction""; ""Why Burden-Shifting Is More Appealing Than Burden-Sharing""; ""The Politics of Burden-Shifting""; ""The External Dimension: Bargaining Channels, Strategies, Outcomes""; ""Bargaining Channels""; ""Bargaining Strategies""; ""Bargaining Outcomes""; ""The Internal Dimension: Burden-Shifting and Democratic Politics""; ""Elite-Mass Relations""; ""The Allure of Neutralism and Pacifism""; ""The Plan of This Book""
""Chapter 2. An Argument Even Older Than the Alliance Itself""""Bevin and Marshall""; ""The Czech Coup and the Spring War Scare""; ""Issues Left Unresolved""; ""The Alliance Takes Shape""; ""The Impact of the Korean War""; ""Postscript: Creating the Collective Good""; ""Chapter 3. The External Dimension (I): Bargaining Channels""; ""Creating an Organizational Structure""; ""The Evolution of Routinized Procedures""; ""The NATO Infrastructure Program""; ""Broadening the Alliance's Functions""; ""Post-Cold War Comparisons""; ""Chapter 4. The External Dimension (II): Bargaining Strategies""
""What Makes Burden-Shifting Plausible?""""Strategies for Burden-Shifting""; ""Using Principles and Norms for Redistributive Purposes""; ""Carving Out Exceptions But Without Setting Precedents""; ""Influencing Expectations""; ""Manipulating Indexes of Performance""; ""Controlling Information""; ""Strategy and Burden-Shifting""; ""Post-Cold War Comparisons""; ""The Transition to the Post-Cold War World""; ""Allocating Cuts in Force Structures""; ""Paying for the Gulf War""; ""Aid to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe""; ""The Post-Cold War World""
""Chapter 5. The External Dimension (III): Bargaining Outcomes""""Burden-Shifting Outcomes""; ""Effects on Policy""; ""Consequences for the Alliance""; ""Whose Preferences Prevail?""; ""The NATO Infrastructure Program""; ""Post-Cold War Comparisons""; ""Appendix: Tables Accompanying Chapter 5""; ""Chapter 6. The Internal Dimension (I): Elite-Mass Relations""; ""The Politics of Avoidance""; ""The Weakness Syndrome""; ""Promising More Than Can Be Delivered""; ""The Politics of Weakness""; ""The Politics of Gridlock""; ""Patterns in Elite Politics""; ""Splits Within the Elite""
""Post-Cold War Comparisons""""Chapter 7. The Internal Dimension (II): The Allure of Neutralism and Pacifism""; ""Military Integration As a Political Irritant""; ""Peace Movements in Western Europe""; ""The Politics of Resentment""; ""Risk-Shifting""; ""Threats and Resources""; ""Post-Cold War Comparisons""; ""Chapter 8. Retrospect and Prospect""; ""New Insights About an Old Alliance""; ""Strategy and Burden-Shifting""; ""Putting the ""O"" in NATO""; ""The Advantages of Bigness""; ""The Gap Between Words and Deeds""; ""Retrospect and Prospect""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
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Description based on print version record.
First published 2003 by M.E. Sharpe.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-339) and index.
ISBN:
1-317-47012-5
0-7656-1017-5
1-315-70419-6
OCLC:
905853959
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315704197 doi