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Defense policies of east-central European countries after 1989 : creating stability in a time of uncertainty

Author: James W Peterson; Jacek Lubecki
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 2014 Ukrainian-Crimean crisis has raised serious questions in the West about Russian motivations and future policy directions. Now more than ever, it is imperative to explore the defensive perceptions, reactions, and preparations of neighboring countries-- the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Is there a convergence of their approaches along similar paths, or do their different cultures and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Peterson; Jacek Lubecki
ISBN: 9781526110428 1526110423
OCLC Number: 1079288808
Description: 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of tables --
Acknowledgements --
List of abbreviations and acronyms. Introduction and overview --
Theoretical framework: liberalism, realism, and constructivism --
Empires and peripheries: security and defense realities of East-Central Europe --
Communism and late communism: from forced convergence to divergence --
The Czech Republic: a reluctant ally --
Hungary: imperial legacies and post-imperial realities --
Poland: return to the West? --
Slovakia: politics from the periphery --
Recapitulation: from convergence to divergence and back? References --
Index.
Responsibility: James W. Peterson, Jacek Lubecki.

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This book clarifies the ways in which the defense policies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have responded to the new atmosphere on the edge of Europe, in light of Russian  Read more...

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