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Isolated States: A Comparative Analysis (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)

Isolated States: A Comparative Analysis (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)

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Deon Geldenhuys
Cambridge University Press, 31/01/1991
EAN 9780521402682, ISBN10: 0521402689

Paperback, 738 pages, 22.8 x 15.6 x 4.6 cm

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.

"Put to the test, Geldenhuys's framework appears to be a valid instrument for comparative research and produces some interesting conclusions." Petrus W. Liebenberg, Orbis