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Neighbors & strangers : the fundamentals of foreign affairs, William R. Polk

Label
Neighbors & strangers : the fundamentals of foreign affairs
Title
Neighbors & strangers
Title remainder
the fundamentals of foreign affairs
Statement of responsibility
William R. Polk
Title variation
Neighbors and strangers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on decades of experience in government and in the academy, William R. Polk offers a uniquely informed view of foreign relations as they occur in the real world. Rather than focusing narrowly on diplomacy, Polk's broad study of intelligence and espionage, defense and warfare, trade and aid, and intervention and law reveals how the tools of diplomacy evolved - and how they interact to form a pattern with which we must deal if we are to move safely into the twenty-first century. But Neighbors and Strangers is not merely a guide to the future; instead, Polk draws upon studies of animal and primitive social behavior and the historical record to illuminate for the general reader the underlying principles and consistencies that characterize relations with foreigners
  • As with other fundamental principles of foreign affairs, Polk shows how walls continue to be a part of our arsenal in dealing with enemies, but today they often tend to be "virtual," ranging from cultural barriers to the aborted Strategic Defense Initiative. At the same time, new ways of scaling such walls can be seen in the proliferation of Western ideas and tastes, both through the rapid communications technologies of modern computers as well as through the traditional "cultural blenders" of radio, cinema, and television. Ultimately, Polk argues, fewer and fewer of our neighbors will be strangers. Accessible and engaging, Neighbors and Strangers provides a revelatory look at how foreign affairs, despite changes in its outward forms, continues to reflect the well-springs of human nature
Cataloging source
DLC
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1929-
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Polk, William R.
Dewey number
327
Index
index present
LC call number
D31
LC item number
.P66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World politics
  • National security
  • Commerce
  • International relations
Label
Neighbors & strangers : the fundamentals of foreign affairs, William R. Polk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-349) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
I: The bottom line -- Staying alive in a dangerous world -- Out of the mists of the past -- Our possessions -- II: Defense -- Keeping them out -- Rome, walled China, and medieval Europe -- Modern walls -- III: Armies and warfare -- The first armies -- Assyria and Rome -- Soldiers, mercenaries, and guerrillas -- The colonial auxiliary -- Weapons -- Modern armies -- IV: Nongovernmental relations -- Trade -- The trader -- European trade and finance -- The amateurs -- V: Intelligence and espionage -- Getting to know them -- Spies and spymasters -- Tools of the trade -- Espionage and counterintelligence -- VI: Diplomacy -- Peaceful relations between states -- Worldviews and strategy -- The conduct of relations -- The medieval school of statecraft -- Diplomats and their masters -- Intervention and international law -- VII: Getting rid of the alien -- Parting company -- Ethnic cleansing -- Coming together
Control code
36330859
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780226673295
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97002353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Neighbors & strangers : the fundamentals of foreign affairs, William R. Polk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: The bottom line -- Staying alive in a dangerous world -- Out of the mists of the past -- Our possessions -- II: Defense -- Keeping them out -- Rome, walled China, and medieval Europe -- Modern walls -- III: Armies and warfare -- The first armies -- Assyria and Rome -- Soldiers, mercenaries, and guerrillas -- The colonial auxiliary -- Weapons -- Modern armies -- IV: Nongovernmental relations -- Trade -- The trader -- European trade and finance -- The amateurs -- V: Intelligence and espionage -- Getting to know them -- Spies and spymasters -- Tools of the trade -- Espionage and counterintelligence -- VI: Diplomacy -- Peaceful relations between states -- Worldviews and strategy -- The conduct of relations -- The medieval school of statecraft -- Diplomats and their masters -- Intervention and international law -- VII: Getting rid of the alien -- Parting company -- Ethnic cleansing -- Coming together
Control code
36330859
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780226673295
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97002353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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