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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.authorCooper, James Stewart
dc.dateDecember 1980
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T18:30:59Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T18:30:59Z
dc.date.issued1980-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17627
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/maltaparadigmofs00coop
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleMalta: a paradigm of small power international negotiation strategyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorMaltaen_US
dc.subject.authorNegotiationsen_US
dc.subject.authorNegotiations/theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorSmall power negotiations theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorPrime Minister Dom Mintoffen_US
dc.subject.authorMaltese economic conditionsen_US
dc.subject.authorMediterranean affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S.-Maltese relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorSoviet-Maltese relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorBritish-Maltese relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorLibyan-Maltese relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorLibyaen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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