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Accession Number ADA584081
Title Fear and Attraction in Statecraft: Western Multilateralism's Double- Edged Swords.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 107p
Personal Author E. J. Hayes
Abstract From the Peace of Westphalia to the present, the ruling elites of kingdoms and states have attempted one international bargain after another for a variety of purposes. Whether it is to protect the integrity of a ruling system such as aristocratic orders, the prevention of power politics, or the mere hope of avoiding the scourge of world war, the West has consistently sought to use multilateral institutions to accomplish these ends, among others. What causes these multilateral attempts to succeed or fail, and more importantly, what is multilateralism's center of gravity. This thesis suggests that the fear and attractions of state leaders and the circumstance within which they perceive these fears and attractions is the center of gravity of the West's most important multilateral attempts. These attempts include the Peace of Westphalia, the British Act of Union, the Congress System, the League of Nations, the United Nations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Furthermore, it is these human traits among elite figures in the context of historical study that best explain the success or failure of Western Multilateralism over that of the application of theoretical sciences.
Keywords Adolf hitler
British act of union
Center of gravity
Cold war
Concert of europe
Congressional system
European union
First world war
Foreign policy
French revolution
Great depression
Industrial revolution
Interwar period
League of nations
Napoleon bonaparte
Niccolo machiavelli
Peace of westphalia
Political alliances
Power politics
Second world war
Thomas aquinas
United kingdom
United nations
United states government
Western multilateral institutions
Western multilateralism
Woodrow wilson

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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