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Force and Statecraft

Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time

Sixth Edition

Paul Gordon Lauren, Gordon A. Craig, and Alexander L. George

Publication Date - August 2020

ISBN: 9780190062637

352 pages
Paperback
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $72.95

Force and Statecraft is both a proven classic and a timely resource ideal for the study of statecraft, diplomatic history, international relations, foreign affairs, peace, and security studies

Description

Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time, Sixth Edition, is a stimulating, highly readable, and insightful analysis of humanity's quest for peace and security. Its unique interdisciplinary approach combines history, political science, international law, and philosophy in order to explore the rich experience of the past and consider how it can be brought to bear on the diplomatic challenges that we confront in our world today.

This new edition makes a classic even better. It provides an up-to-date treatment of the most recent and significant international developments, including:

- the profound impact of the foreign policies of three individuals: Donald Trump of the United States, Xi Jinping of China, and Vladimir Putin of Russia
- growing fears of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, "Brexit" and divisions within the European Union and NATO, the civil war in Syria, the Islamic State (ISIS), and other terrorist groups
- updated and thought-provoking coverage of the instruments of statecraft, the multiple dimensions of power, the nature of security (including "the security dilemma" and the "indivisibility of security"), the changing features of sovereignty, and the role of normative values as seen in ethical restraints, concepts of legitimacy, international law, and norms of human rights
- evolving challenges for force and statecraft presented by weapons of mass destruction, the diplomatic revolution, the "digital revolution," cyberattacks, climate change, and the global pandemic of COVID-19

New to this Edition

  • Covers the profound impact of the foreign policies of three individuals: Donald Trump of the United States, Xi Jinping of China, and Vladimir Putin of Russia
  • Discusses the growing fears of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, "Brexit" and divisions within the European Union and NATO, the civil war in Syria, the Islamic State (ISIS), and other terrorist groups
  • Includes updated and thought-provoking coverage of the instruments of statecraft, the multiple dimensions of power, the nature of security (including "the security dilemma" and the "indivisibility of security"), the changing features of sovereignty, and the role of · normative values as seen in ethical restraints, concepts of legitimacy, international law, and norms of human rights
  • Considers the evolving challenges for force and statecraft presented by weapons of mass destruction, the diplomatic revolution, the "digital revolution," cyberattacks, climate change, and the global pandemic of COVID-19

About the Author(s)

Paul Gordon Lauren is Regents Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Mansfield Fellow at the University of Montana. He is an internationally acclaimed teacher and scholar of diplomacy, issues of security and peace, and human rights, whose work has been translated into numerous languages and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

The late Gordon A. Craig was the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities at Stanford University, a renowned scholar and gifted teacher of diplomatic history, German history, and international relations, who served as the president of the American Historical Association.

The late Alexander L. George was the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University, widely known for his pioneering and award-winning work in political science, psychology, influence, and foreign policy, and former president of the International Studies Association.

Reviews

"This is the best book in terms of its organization, writing, and quality of ideas as well as a superb framing of the problems and issues in the field."--John D. Stempel, University of Kentucky

"Force and Statecraft is the best book available for the study of diplomacy as a topic within political science. It does a very good job of offering rich history, theory, and details to the subject matter."--James Ketterer, Bard College

"Force and Statecraft is well-written, clear, and insightful. It is an exemplary textbook, and provides a wonderful historical rounding for students of international politics."--Stephen Macekura, Indiana University

"Force and Statecraft is a great book. It puts diplomacy front and center in the analysis and examines how individual state leaders navigate the challenges of international politics."--Steven Weber, University of California, Berkeley

Table of Contents

    Preface to the Sixth Edition
    Introduction

    PART ONE: FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT

    Chapter 1: The Emergence of Diplomacy and the Great Powers


    The Early Practices, Techniques, and Ideas of Diplomacy
    War, States, and Raison d'état in the Seventeenth Century
    War and Competition in the Eighteenth Century

    Chapter 2: The Classical System of Diplomacy, 1815-1914

    Building a System with a Balance of Power and a Concert
    Change and an Experiment with a Defensive Alliance System
    Further Change and an Experiment with Bipolar Alignment
    Characteristics of the System

    Chapter 3: The Diplomatic Revolution Begins, 1919-1939

    Attempts at Peacemaking and System Building
    Public Opinion and "Public Diplomacy"
    Economics and "Economic Diplomacy"
    A Dialogue des Sourds with Contrasting Norms and Objectives

    Chapter 4: A Postwar System of Security: Great Power Directorate or United Nations?

    Lessons from the Past and Plans for the Future
    Force and Statecraft as Envisioned by the UN Charter
    Changing World Conditions and Readjustments

    Chapter 5: The Cold War

    The Origins and Escalation of the Cold War
    Seeking Restraints Through Deterrence, Diplomacy, and Détente
    Persistent Problems and the Final Demise of the Cold War

    Chapter 6: The Evolving International System
    "A World in a Rapid State of Transition"
    Challenges to Nation-States and National Sovereignty
    Terrorists and the "Global War on Terror"
    Partners and/or Rivals?

    PART TWO: HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE

    Chapter 7: Lessons of History and Knowledge for Statecraft

    Classical Writers on the Importance of Historical Lessons
    The Historical Habit of Mind
    The Challenges of Learning and Applying Lessons of History
    Structured, Focused Comparisons

    Chapter 8: Negotiation

    Principles of Negotiation
    The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815
    The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1972-1975
    Contemporary Negotiations Over Nuclear Weapons in North Korea
    Analysis

    Chapter 9: Deterrence

    Principles of Deterrence
    Collective Security for the Post-1815 Settlement
    British and French Attempts to Deter Hitler, 1939
    Contemporary American Deterrence Over Taiwan
    Analysis

    Chapter 10: Coercive Diplomacy

    Principles of Coercive Diplomacy
    American "Gunboat Diplomacy," 1852-1854
    The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
    Contemporary Coercion Against Iran and Its Nuclear Program
    Analysis

    Chapter 11: Crisis Management

    Principles of Crisis Management
    Bismarck as an "Honest Broker" in the Crisis of 1878
    The "Guns of August," 1914
    Terrorism and the Mumbai Crisis, 2008
    Analysis

    PART THREE: RESTRAINTS AND REFLECTIONS

    Chapter 12: Ethics and Other Restraints on Force and Statecraft


    Practical, Structural, and Political Restraints
    Ethics and International Politics
    Ethical Restraints for Statecraft
    Ethical Restraints for Armed Force

    Conclusion: Reflections on Force and Statecraft and the Challenges of Our Time

    Credits
    Index