Malta: a paradigm of small power international negotiation strategy
Cooper, James Stewart
Yost, David S.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis examines the recent foreign policy of Malta within the analytical framework of international negotiation theory. The island may be seen as a paradigmatic test-case of small-power international negotiation strategy in that Prime Minister Nintoff seems so far to have been unable to repeat his 1971 success in negotiating. The Zartman Structural Paradox that prevailed in 1971 has yielded to a more typical small-power situation as circumstances have changed. Malta's current status of unarmed neutrality is unlikely to persist. Maltese decision-making and negotiations are examined as resulting from several determinants, including: (1) Malta's historical pattern of international relations; (2) the island's economic history and prospects; (3) nationalism; (4) the personal characteristics of the Prime Minister; and (5) the external influences exerted by other states involved in Mediterranean affairs. Nintoff's Malta will probably pursue a foreign policy on nonalignment with economic and military guarantees provided by Italy, and perhaps other West European states.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The role of international juridical process in international security and civil-military relations Polydorou, Stavros (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-12);This thesis answers the following question: "Does the practice and theory of modern Transnational Juridical Institutions impact upon the development and maintenance of International Security within the complex of the Civil ...
Teti, Frank M. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1968);Ch. 1. Introduction. -- ch. 2. The International System as a system. -- ch. 3. The international system as an interdependent. -- ch. 4. An International community. -- ch. 5. The dynamic nature of the international system. ...
Fekete, Florian (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2003-03);The thesis describes how civil-military relations at the international level enhance international security, in particular, the way of development of international society in trying to orient its progress towards international ...