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Worse than a monolith - Alliance Politics and Problems of : alliance politics and problems of coercive diplomacy in Asia

Author: Thomas J Christensen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Demonstrates that when states are engaged in coercive diplomacy - combining threats and assurances to influence the behavior of real or potential adversaries - divisions, rivalries, and lack of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Christensen
ISBN: 9780691142609 0691142602 9780691142616 0691142610
OCLC Number: 727106267
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Chapter 2 Growing Pains: Alliance Formation and the Road to Conflict in Korea 28 Chapter 3 Alliance Problems, Signaling, and Escalation of Asian Conflict 63 Chapter 4 The Benefits of Communist Alliance Coordination and the Continuing Costs of U.S. Alliance Formation, 1951-56 109 Chapter 5 The Sino-Soviet Split and Problems for the United States in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, 1956-64 146 Chapter 6 From Escalation in Vietnam to Sino-American Rapprochement, 1964-72 181 Chapter 7 The Fall and Revival of Coercive Diplomacy: Security Partnerships and Sino-American Security Relations, 1972-2009 221 Chapter 8 Conclusion 260 Bibliography 277 Index 297
Responsibility: Thomas J. Christensen.

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