Alliance Management and Maintenance: Restructuring NATO for the 21st Century

Alliance Management and Maintenance: Restructuring NATO for the 21st Century

By: John R. Deni (author)Hardback

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The maintenance and management of the NATO alliance is a delicate balancing act between responding to security threats and navigating the bargaining positions of the member states. This book highlights how the alliance managed to maintain that balance in an area critical to its operations today around the world - changing its Cold War-era doctrine and structures. Based on his findings, John Deni debates whether the NATO alliance ought to be considered by policy makers to be a political organization first and a military one second. Providing new empirical data valuable to our understanding of NATO's post-Cold War evolution, the book offers a unique perspective on alliance management and maintenance. It sheds light on the continuing debate surrounding NATO's role in security, how the alliance will fight and whether NATO is properly structured to continue providing security for its member states.

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About Author

John R. Deni is Political Advisor for the European headquarters of the US Army in Heidelberg, Germany.


Contents: Introduction; Managing alliances; Assessing military doctrine and structures; The development of the NRDCs; Changing threats and the Alliance's response; The impact of political bargaining; The Alliance's response to terrorism; Conclusions and implications; Index; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/06/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780754670391
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780754670391
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 0754670392

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