France, Germany, and the Western Alliance by Philip H. Gordon
Look inside with Google Book Preview
France, Germany, and the Western Alliance
By Philip H. Gordon

France, Germany, and the Western Alliance

By (author) See other recent books by Philip H. Gordon
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $59.99
Your Price: $53.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days, Not for Xmas



France, Germany, and the Western Alliance by Philip H. Gordon

Book Description

Whether Europe will ever have anything resembling the "common foreign and security policy" described in the Maastricht Treaty will depend most of all on whether France and Germany are able to align their foreign policy goals and means. This thoughtful and original study examines the Franco-German security partnership in its post--Cold War context and analyzes the implications of that partnership for both Europe and the United States. Utilizing French and German sources and extensive interviews in Paris, Bonn, and Washington, Philip Gordon traces the evolution of Franco-German security cooperation since World War II, focusing especially on post-1989 developments. The book's historical and conceptual approach provides a framework for assessing the foundations of the Euro-optimism and -pessimism at odds with each other today.Gordon argues that Franco-German cooperation in the post--Cold War era will be more challenging than it was during a time when the Soviet threat united the two countries in a U.S.-led alliance. The book demonstrates how the end of the Cold War, German unification, a declining U.S. role in Europe, and emerging instabilities to Europe's east and south will test the strength of the Franco-German partnership, and it examines how French and German leaders have stood up to the new challenges so far. Detailed case studies of the Persian Gulf War, the debates over the "Eurocorps," policies toward Eastern Europe, and the war in Yugoslavia make an invaluable contribution to our understanding of French, German, and Alliance policies in the post--Cold War world. Gordon also identifies new trends in French and German security policies since 1989 and analyzes their effects on the potential for Western and European cohesion.The book concludes that the general commitment in Paris and Berlin to continued cooperation is not in doubt but that a truly common and effective Franco-German or European security policy is unlikely; the national interests of the two countries and their Western partners not only remain different, but they are probably more divergent today than during the Cold War. Consequently, Gordon also argues that U.S. and European fears of Franco-German bilateralism are exaggerated and indeed that the allies have more to gain than to lose from Franco-German cooperation. The problem for the West is not so much that France and Germany have formed a cohesive political-military force within Europe but that they have failed to do so.

Buy France, Germany, and the Western Alliance book by Philip H. Gordon from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780813325545
ISBN-10: 0813325544
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Philip H. Gordon

History Strikes Back by Philip H. Gordon History Strikes Back, Hardback (October 2008)

This translation of the French bestseller Continuer l'Histoire brings the powerful, articulate message of Hubert Vedrine to an even wider audience. With the astute analysis and acerbic wit for which he is famous, the former French foreign minister offers an overview of world politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Winning Turkey by Philip H. Gordon Winning Turkey, Paperback (September 2008)

Turkey has always been a crossroads: the point where East meets West, Europe meets Asia, and Christianity meets Islam. Turkey has also been a close and important American ally, but a series of converging political and strategic factors have now endangered its longstanding Western and democratic orientation.

Principles and Practice of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus by Philip H. Gordon Principles and Practice of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Hardback (January 2007)

Principles and Practice of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus

» View all books by Philip H. Gordon

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about France, Germany, and the Western Alliance book by Philip H. Gordon and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Philip H. Gordon

Philip H. Gordon is Carol Deane Senior Fellow in U.S. Strategic Studies and editor of Survival at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Philip H. Gordon close
History Strikes Back by Philip H. Gordon
Winning Turkey by Philip H. Gordon
Neoplasms of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus by Philip H. Gordon
Principles and Practice of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus by Philip H. Gordon
Crescent of Crisis by Philip H. Gordon
Crescent of Crisis by Philip H. Gordon
France in an Age of Globalization by Philip H. Gordon
Transatlantic Allies and the Changing Middle East by Philip H. Gordon
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close