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The Resource After bipolarity : the vanishing threat, theories of cooperation, and the future of the Atlantic Alliance, Fred Chernoff

After bipolarity : the vanishing threat, theories of cooperation, and the future of the Atlantic Alliance, Fred Chernoff

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After bipolarity : the vanishing threat, theories of cooperation, and the future of the Atlantic Alliance
Title
After bipolarity
Title remainder
the vanishing threat, theories of cooperation, and the future of the Atlantic Alliance
Statement of responsibility
Fred Chernoff
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The demise of the Soviet threat has compelled the United States and Europe to reassess how they deal with each other and with the rest of the world. For the past forty-five years, NATO has been the centerpiece of U.S.-European security relations, but some analysts now argue that the alliance can no longer survive. Should NATO states continue to rely on the NATO alliance for security? Several theories have been advanced to help answer this question. Nevertheless, After Bipolarity defends the argument that none of them - neorealism, neoliberal institutionalism, or cybernetic theory - is an entirely convincing account of past relations among NATO states and proposes a new theory based on disparate elements of these earlier theories. The author builds his case on twenty-one instances where alliance cooperation was sought, from the Suez crisis to Operation Desert Storm, representing a variety of issue areas: arms deployments, arms control, out-of-area operations, and alliance doctrine. Much of the data for the case studies comes from interviews with government and alliance officials and sheds considerable new light on certain key alliance decisions. After Bipolarity makes use of a variety of methods to test the key variables. Boolean algebra, in particular, is used to illuminate the author's theory, which contends that there is no unique set of necessary and sufficient conditions for cooperation but that there are alternate sets of conditions that may produce cooperative behavior. It is noteworthy that threat perception, a variable emphasized in widely accepted realist and neorealist theories, does not perform as well as other, less popular variables in explaining cooperation. Chernoff concludes that without a commonly perceived threat, continued transatlantic cooperation will be possible but will require a more diligent management of intra-alliance relations
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Chernoff, Fred
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA646.3
LC item number
.C494 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NATO
  • NATO
  • Europe
  • North America
  • National security
  • National security
  • Military policy
  • National security
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Internationale veiligheid
  • Bondgenootschappen
  • NAVO
  • Ende
  • Militärpolitik
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Europa
  • USA
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Militärpolitik
  • Europa
  • USA
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After bipolarity : the vanishing threat, theories of cooperation, and the future of the Atlantic Alliance, Fred Chernoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31009727
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780472105502
Lccn
94033094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31009727
Label
After bipolarity : the vanishing threat, theories of cooperation, and the future of the Atlantic Alliance, Fred Chernoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31009727
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780472105502
Lccn
94033094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31009727

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