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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.authorLoeffel, Urs
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:45:19Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:45:19Z
dc.date.issued2010-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5401
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explains Swiss accession to collective security organizations by analyzing key domestic and international factors relating to Switzerland's permanent neutrality. The study provides historical and theoretical background regarding the concepts of neutrality and collective security before examining the positive vote in the referendum for accession to the League of Nations in 1920, the consequent adoption of differential neutrality, and the return to traditional neutrality in 1938. The study then considers Switzerland's refusal to join the United Nations (UN) in 1945, Swiss neutrality during the Cold War, the failed UN referendum in 1986, and Swiss accession to the UN after the successful referendum in 2002. The thesis concludes that international solidarity is an inherent part of Swiss neutrality in addition to its security function. These elements together constitute a flexible neutrality conception that is capable of contributing to collective security while enjoying the safety of traditional neutrality. Changes in the international system and the institutional character of Swiss politics have significantly influenced Swiss relations with collective security organizations. Neutrality will continue to be a major factor as long as the concept is linked to national identity and the idea of a Swiss "special role."en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/swissneutralityn109455401
dc.format.extentx, 119 p. ;en_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.subject.lcshNeutralityen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecurity, Internationalen_US
dc.titleSwiss neutrality and collective security : the League of Nations and the United Nationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.description.serviceSwiss Army authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc610055346
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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