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Systems, states, diplomacy and rules /
J. W. Burton.
imprint
London : Cambridge U.P., 1968.
description
xii, 251 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0521073162
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imprint
London : Cambridge U.P., 1968.
isbn
0521073162
catalogue key
1499902
 
Bibliography: p. 245-247.
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Dr Burton argues that a systems approach along with the ibasis of a science of diplomacy will bring more insights into the nature of world society. This 1968 book was intended to relate theoretical approaches in International Relations with the practice of diplomacy, and especially with the avoidance and resolution of conflict.
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Dr Burton argues that it is misleading to consider world society as comprising states as separate entities: states comprise clusters of systems, many of which cut across state boundaries. He argues that a systems approach makes possible an analysis of the relations of systems to states, of conflict between systems and states, and amongst states, and generally more insights into the nature of world society. He is critical of the old-fashioned art of diplomacy and suggests the basis of a science of diplomacy. Originally published in 1968, this book was intended to relate theoretical approaches in International Relations with the practice of diplomacy, and especially with the avoidance and resolution of conflict. In the last part of the book the author suggests guidelines which diplomats might find useful, and which might also improve the general understanding of world society.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Systems and States
Systems
The needs of states
Legitimized behaviour
Decision-making
Conflict
The Behaviour of States
The systemic behaviour of states
Non-systemic behaviour
Reactions to non-systemic behaviour
Diplomacy
The role of theory in decision-making
An alternative system of thought
The responsibility of states
On diplomacy
Guidelines
International guidelines
Restatement and propositions
Bibliography
Index
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