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Between the blocs : problems and prospects for Europe's neutral and nonaligned states
Kruzel, Joseph.
Publication Information:
[Washington, D.C.] : Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ; Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
xx, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Woodrow Wilson Center series

Woodrow Wilson Center series.
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.


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Book BILKUTUP0046830 D1058 .B475 1989 Central Campus Library

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The major European neutrals - Austria, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland - are heirs to a venerable and adaptable tradition. In the turmoil of the past two centuries, many neutral states have disappeared, others have joined alliance systems, and those that have remained or become neutral have often seen themselves as misunderstood, even as their international positions have solidified. Neutrality is no longer an easily defined, static legal concept, but an evolving political practice. Between the Blocs, published in 1990, features many of the pre-eminent scholars and political figures who have crafted the shape and meaning of the modern policy of neutrality and nonalignment in contemporary Europe. With its wide-ranging and non-ideological analysis of the phenomenon of Europe's neutral analysis of the phenomenon of Europe's natural and non-aligned states, Between the Blocs promises to become a modern classic in the field.

Table of Contents

IntroductionMichael H. Haltzel
Part I Perspectives
1 Neutral states in historical perspectivesPhilip Windsor
CommentaryLuzius Wildhaber
CommentaryWilhelm Carlgren
2 Forms of neutralitySigmund Widmer
3 The various conceptions of European neutralityRadovan Vukadinovic
Part II Special Cases
4 The underlying assumptions of Finnish neutralityPertti Joenniemi
5 Neutrality and regional integration: Ireland's experience in the European communityPatrick Keatinge
Part III Interdependence
6 Challenges to neutrality in an interdependent worldHanspeter Neuhold
7 National security dilemmas and strategies for the European neutralsBengt Sundelius
CommentaryRaimo VSyrynen
Part IV Security
8 The European neutrals, national defense, and international securityJoseph Kruzel
9 Beyond soldiers and arms: the Swiss model of comprehensive security policyKurt R. Spillmann
10 Swedish defense: traditions, perceptions, and policiesNils AndrTn
11 Swedish and Finnish defense policies: a comparative studyTomas Ries
CommentaryKari M÷tt÷lS
Part V Public Opinion
12 The role of public opinion in neutral policyHans Thalberg
13 Finnish neutrality and public opinionKrister Stshlberg
CommentarySverker +str÷m
Part VI Policy Views
14 Some misconceptions about Austrian neutralityGerald Hinteregger
15 Neutrality in the European context: the Finnish perspectivePaavo VSyrynen
16 The Swiss approachEdouard Brunner
17 The United States and Europe's neutralsRozanne L. Ridgway
Part VII Conclusion
18 The future of European neutralityJoseph Kruzel
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