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Isolated States: A Comparative Analysis

Isolated States: A Comparative Analysis

by Deon GeldenhuysDeon Geldenhuys


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This book examines a largely neglected phenomenon in the field of international relations—the concept of the isolated state. Deon Geldenhuys begins by discussing how he measures both voluntary and enforced international isolation by, among other things, membership of international organizations, official visits and international censure. He then presents a number of case studies of self-isolation. The remainder of the study is devoted to an analysis of the enforced isolation of Taiwan, Israel, Chile and South Africa. Using a wealth of statistical material, he demonstrates their varying degrees of isolation in the diplomatic, military, economic and socio-cultural arenas of the international community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521283267
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations , #15
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 782
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Framework for analysis; 2. Some secondary case studies; Part II. Political and Diplomatic Isolation: 3. The pariah image; 4. International recognition; 5. Diplomatic recognition; 6. IGO membership and conference participation; 7. International treaties; 8. Official visits; 9. International censure and support; Part III. Economic Isolation: 10. Trade relations; 11. Investment, loans and technology transfer; 12. Foreign aid; Part IV. Military Isolation: 13. Military agreements, representation and visits; 14. Arms transfers; 15. Military aid and cooperation; Part V. Socio-Cultural Isolation: 16. Cultural agreements and INGO membership; 17. Travel, tourism, air and sea and other transport links; 18. Sport, art and entertainment, academic and other exchanges; Part VI. Conclusion: 19. A summary of findings and an agenda for further research; References; Index.

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