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Leadership in International Relations The Balance of Power and the Origins of World War II

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ISBN-10: 0230106900

ISBN-13: 9780230106901

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ariel Ilan Roth

List price: $121.00
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After nearly two decades of American hegemony, the balance of power is back as key force in international politics. This timely book explores the key role that leaders play in the formation of effective balances of power. Using the years before World War II as an example, this book argues that it is not enough to just build weapons in the face a rising danger. The secret is to build the right weapons. Leaders have to make the call. British leaders in the 1930s fell short. Will today's leaders do any better?
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 201
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Acronyms and Dramatis Personae
Introduction
Structural Neorealism and the British Case
Leaders and Leadership: A Qualitative Model
Leader: Stanley Baldwin
Leadership Evaluated: Stanley Baldwin
Leader: Neville Chamberlain
Leadership Evaluated: Neville Chamberlain
Conclusions on Leadership and International Relations Theory
Epilogue: The Balance of Power in the Twenty-First Century
Biographical Sketch: Stanley Baldwin
Biographical Sketch: Neville Chamberlain
Notes
A Note on Primary Sources
Bibliography
Index