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Why Nations Realign

Foreign Policy Restructuring in the Postwar World, 1st Edition

By Kal Holsti


234 pages

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This book, originally published in 1982, analyzes the process of radical foreign policy change – how states restructure their foreign relations, and why they do so. Using a common analystical framework, the authors examine Bhutan, Burma, Canada, Child, China and Tanzania. They distinguish between piecemeal foreign policy change and adaptation, and the fundamental re-ordering of foreign policy. Their analysis underlines the extent to which non-military and sometimes imagined threats, such as dependency and external economic and cultural penetration, can constitute an important cause of radical realignment activity.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Restructuring Foreign Policy: A Neglected Phenomenon in Foreign Policy Theory K. J. Holsti 2. From Isolation to Dependence: Bhutan, 1958-62 K. J. Holsti 3. From Dependence to Diversification: Tanzania, 1967-77 Timothy M. Shaw and Ibrahim S. R. Msabaha 4. From Dependence to Diversification: Canada 1972-8 5. From Diversification to Isolation: Burma, 1963-7 K. J. Holsti 6. Restructuring Chinese Foreign Policy, 1959-76: Three Episodes Thomas W. Robinson 7. An Abortive Attempt to Change Foreign Policy: Chile, 1970-3 Jacques Zylberberg and Miguel Monterichard 8. Restructuring Foreign Policy: A Comparative Analysis K. J. Holsti

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Routledge Library Editions: International Relations

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International