The Peacemakers Leadership Lessons from Twentieth Century Statesmanship

The Peacemakers  Leadership Lessons from Twentieth Century Statesmanship

Each section ends with a forward-looking discussion of lessons to be drawn from twentieth-century statesmanship, as both inspiration and strategies for the twenty-first-century agenda. The Epilogue integrates the five sections, ...

Author: Bruce W. Jentleson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393249576

Category: Political Science

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In the twentieth century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the twenty-first-century global agenda? Those questions are at the heart of The Peacemakers, a kind of global edition of John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage. Writing at a time when peace seems elusive and conflict endemic, when tensions are running high among the major powers, when history has come roaring back, when democracy and human rights are yet again under siege, when climate change is moving from future to present tense, and when transformational statesmanship is so needed, Bruce W. Jentleson shows how twentieth-century leaders of a variety of types—national, international institutional, sociopolitical, nongovernmental—rewrote the zero-sum scripts they were handed and successfully made breakthroughs on issues long thought intractable. The stories are fascinating: Henry Kissinger, Zhou Enlai, and the U.S.-China opening; Mikhail Gorbachev and the end of the Cold War; Dag Hammarskjöld’s exceptional effectiveness as United Nations secretary-general; Nelson Mandela and South African reconciliation; Yitzhak Rabin seeking Arab-Israeli peace; Mahatma Gandhi as exemplar of anticolonialism and an apostle of nonviolence; Lech Walesa and ending Soviet bloc communism; Gro Harlem Brundtland and fostering global sustainability; and a number of others. While also taking into account other actors and factors, Jentleson tells us who each leader was as an individual, why they made the choices they did, how they pursued their goals, and what they were (and weren’t) able to achieve. And not just fascinating, but also instructive. Jentleson draws out lessons across the twenty-first-century global agenda, making clear how difficult peacemaking is, while powerfully demonstrating that it has been possible—and urgently stressing how necessary it is today. An ambitious book for ambitious people, The Peacemakers seeks to contribute to motivating and shaping the breakthroughs on which our future so greatly depends.
Categories: Political Science

Virtue in Global Governance

Virtue in Global Governance

The Quest for Moral Leaders: Essays on Leadership Ethics (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2005), 144–160. See, for example, Bruce W. Jentleson, The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship (New York: Norton, 2018).

Author: Jan Klabbers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009168489

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Virtue in Global Governance offers a framework and vocabulary for discussing the virtues in international affairs.
Categories: Law

Foreign Policy Analysis

Foreign Policy Analysis

The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship. New York: W. W. Norton. Jervis, Robert, Richard Ned Lebow, and Janice Gross Stein, eds. 1985. Psychology and Deterrence. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University ...

Author: Valerie M. Hudson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442277922

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Ideal for courses on foreign policy analysis and international relations theory, the third edition offers advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students a cogently written overview of this broad field of study. Filled with illuminating examples, Hudson and Day consider theory and research at multiple levels of analysis.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives

The Peace Makers : Leadership Lessons for Twentieth - Century Statesmanship . New York : W . W . Norton . Jervis , R . ( 1976 ) . Perception and Misperception in International Politics . Princeton : Princeton University Press .

Author: Rudy B. Andeweg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192536921

Category: Political Science

Page: 728

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Political executives have been at the centre of public and scholarly attention long before the inception of modern political science. In the contemporary world, political executives have come to dominate the political stage in many democratic and autocratic regimes. The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives marks the definitive reference work in this field. Edited and written by a team of word-class scholars, it combines substantive stocktaking with setting new agendas for the next generation of political executive research.
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A Trump Doctrine

A Trump Doctrine

... China, and middle state strategies in East Asia', Political Science Quarterly, 131:1, 9–43 Jentleson, Bruce W (2018) The peacemakers: leadership lessons from twentieth-century statesmanship (New York: W.W. Norton & Company) Kaarbo, ...

Author: Michelle Bentley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000786972

Category: Political Science

Page: 139

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US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy doctrine is the subject of vast debate. Analysts and practitioners routinely disagree as to what ideology and thinking informed his foreign policy approach – and even whether Trump was politically capable of formulating a doctrine at all. This book explores one specific line of analysis, which deals with the concept of what has been termed the ‘doctrine of unpredictability’. Trump has repeatedly declared that being unpredictable comprises the ideal approach to foreign policy for a state leader. Never be predictable; never let others know what you will do next. The contributors to this volume consider whether a conception of unpredictability did inform Trump’s foreign policy as a coherent doctrine. Yet this book also takes the issue further to problematize what the very concept of unpredictability means in respect to International Relations. What is unpredictability – and how does the concept apply in respect to Trump especially? What impact does unpredictability have on international relationships? How far does unpredictability deviate from previous approaches to foreign policy, not least Madman Theory? And is it even possible to understand the idea of unpredictability fully within a discipline that is more typically committed to comprehending certainty in respect to international politics? The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Cambridge Review of International Affairs.
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Genocide Perspectives VI

Genocide Perspectives VI

... some of the different ways in which it matters, but this is a field of exploration that has a long way yet to go. 93 A useful start is Bruce W. Jentleson, The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-century Statesmanship ...

Author: Nikki Marczak

Publisher: UTS ePRESS

ISBN: 9780977520046

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Genocide Perspectives VI grapples with two core themes: the personal toll of genocide, and processes that facilitate the crime. From political choices governments and leaders make, through to denialism and impunity, the crime of genocide recurs again and again, across the globe. At what cost to individuals and communities? What might the legacy of this criminality be? This collection of essays examines the personal sacrifice genocide takes from those who live through the trauma, and the generations that follow. Contributors speak to the way visual art and literature attempt to represent genocide, hoping to make sense of problematic histories while also offering a means of reflection after years of “slow violence” or silenced memories. Some authors generously allow us into their own histories, or contemplate how they may have experienced genocide had they been born in another time or place. What facets contribute to the processes that lead to, or enable the crime of genocide? This collection explores those processes through a variety of case studies and lenses. How do nurses, whose role is inherently linked to care and compassion, become mass killers? How do restrictions on religious freedom play a role in advancing genocidal policies, and why do perpetrators of genocide often target religious leaders? Why is it so important for Australia and other nations with histories of colonial genocide to acknowledge their past? Among the essays published in this volume, we have the privilege and the sorrow of publishing the very last essay Professor Colin Tatz wrote before his passing in 2019. His contribution reveals, yet again, the enormous influence of both his research and his original ideas on genocide. He reflects on continuing legacies for Indigenous Australian communities, with whom he worked for many decades, and adds nuance to contemporary understanding of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, two other cases to which he was deeply committed.
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Before and After the Fall

Before and After the Fall

... The Gorbachev Factor (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996); Bruce W. Jentleson, The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship (New York: W. W. Norton, 2018), chapter 2; Melvyn P. Leffler, ...

Author: Nuno P. Monteiro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108843348

Category: Law

Page: 375

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Highlights the changes and continuities in world politics that emerged from the end of the Cold War.
Categories: Law

Prime Ministers in Europe

Prime Ministers in Europe

The Peacemakers. Leadership Lessons for Twentieth-Century Statesmanship. W. W. Norton. Jones, G. W. (Ed.). (1991). West European Prime Ministers. Frank Cass. Karvonen, L. (2010). The Personalization of Politics. A Study of Parliamentary ...

Author: Ferdinand Müller-Rommel

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030908911

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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This book examines the changes in the career experiences and profiles of 350 European prime ministers in 26 European democracies from 1945 to 2020. It builds on a theoretical framework, which claims that the decline of party government along with the increase of populism, technocracy, and the presidentialization of politics have influenced the careers of prime ministers over the past 70 years. The findings show that prime ministers’ career experiences became less political and more technical. Moreover, their career profiles shifted from a traditional type of ‘party-agent’ to a new type of ‘party-principal’. These changes affected the recruitment of executive elites and their political representation in European democracies, albeit with different intensity and speed.
Categories: Political Science

In the Shadow of International Law

In the Shadow of International Law

4 Bruce Jentleson, The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship (New York: W. W. Norton, 2018), 4–30. In the Shadow of International Law. Michael Poznansky, Oxford University Press (2020) ...

Author: Michael Poznansky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190096601

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Secrecy is a staple of world politics and a pervasive feature of political life. Leaders keep secrets as they conduct sensitive diplomatic missions, convince reluctant publics to throw their support behind costly wars, and collect sensitive intelligence about sworn enemies. In the Shadow of International Law explores one of the most controversial forms of secret statecraft: the use of covert action to change or overthrow foreign regimes. Drawing from a broad range of cases of US-backed regime change during the Cold War, Michael Poznansky develops a legal theory of covert action to explain why leaders sometimes turn to covert action when conducting regime change, rather than using force to accomplish the same objective. He highlights the surprising role international law plays in these decisions and finds that once the nonintervention principle-which proscribes unwanted violations of another state's sovereignty-was codified in international law in the mid-twentieth century, states became more reluctant to pursue overt regime change without proper cause. Further, absent a legal exemption to nonintervention such as a credible self-defense claim or authorization from an international body, states were more likely to pursue regime change covertly and concealing brazen violations of international law. Shining a light on the secret underpinnings of the liberal international order, the conduct of foreign-imposed regime change, and the impact of international law on state behavior, Poznansky speaks to the potential consequences of America abandoning its role as the steward of the postwar order, as well as the promise and peril of promoting new rules and norms in cyberspace.
Categories: Political Science

The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence

The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence

His most recent book is The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth- Century Statesmanship (2018). His most recent article is “Refocusing U.S. Grand Strategy on Pandemic and Environmental Mass Destruction,” The Washington ...

Author: Daniel W. Drezner

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815738381

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

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How globalized information networks can be used for strategic advantage Until recently, globalization was viewed, on balance, as an inherently good thing that would benefit people and societies nearly everywhere. Now there is growing concern that some countries will use their position in globalized networks to gain undue influence over other societies through their dominance of information and financial networks, a concept known as “weaponized interdependence.” In exploring the conditions under which China, Russia, and the United States might be expected to weaponize control of information and manipulate the global economy, the contributors to this volume challenge scholars and practitioners to think differently about foreign economic policy, national security, and statecraft for the twenty-first century. The book addresses such questions as: What areas of the global economy are most vulnerable to unilateral control of information and financial networks? How sustainable is the use of weaponized interdependence? What are the possible responses from targeted actors? And how sustainable is the open global economy if weaponized interdependence becomes a default tool for managing international relations?
Categories: Political Science