Neutrality and Small States

By Efraim Karsh

© 2010 – Routledge

226 pages

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About the Book

Originally published in 1988, this book examines the experiences of neutral states in Europe during the Second World War and in the postwar peiod. It examines both the practical and the theoretical considerations and the interface between the two, and discusses the implications of the experience of these countries for small states generally

Table of Contents

Part I: Neutrality: A framework for analysis 1. Historical development of the concept of neutrality 2. Neutrality: Definition and characteristics Part II: The operative of the policy of neutrality 3. The positive component of neutral policy 4. The negative component of neutral policy Part III: Preserving neutrality: The impact of the external environment 5. Neutrality and geo-strategic location 6. Neutrality and the balance of power 7. Neutrality and international co-operation Part IV: Neutrality in the contemporary international system 8. Between adaptation and discussion: Neutrality in postwar Europe 9. Neutrality and nuclear arms

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL021000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
POL040000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General