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Gurtov, Melvin

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Works: 69 works in 359 publications in 2 languages and 10,885 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Melvin Gurtov
 
Most widely held works by Melvin Gurtov
Confronting the Bush doctrine : critical views from the Asia-Pacific by Peter Van Ness( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on vital issues including terrorism, missile defense, and nuclear proliferation, analysts from eight countries examine the strategic implications of the Bush foreign policy, and the governmental and public responses in their individual countries." "Confronting the Bush Doctrine is the first book to take on the vitally important task of analyzing how the Asia-Pacific region sees and evaluates what the United States is doing. With contributions from an outstanding group of scholars, many of whom are based in the region, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource to all students and scholars of American and Asian politics."--Jacket
Global politics in the human interest by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fourth edition of Global Politics has been revised to reflect the threats and opportunities posed by the changing world order, and provides facts and figures current through mid-1998. The use of a Global-Humanist framework to address four interrelated problems - human rights violations, war and armaments, sustainable development, and environmental destruction - remains a key feature of the book, which retains its practical bent, conveying how global politics affects the quality and content of people's lives."--Jacket
The first Vietnam crisis; Chinese Communist strategy and United States involvement, 1953-1954 by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

34 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and Southeast Asia--the politics of survival; a study of foreign policy interaction by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States against the Third World; antinationalism and intervention by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superpower on crusade : the Bush doctrine in US foreign policy by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superpower on Crusade offers a critical exploration of the origins and implementation of the Bush Doctrine."--Jacket
Southeast Asia tomorrow; problems and prospects for US policy by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of U.S. security interests in Southeast Asia over the next decade. The region is one of great instability and heterogeneity, and all Southeast Asia nations are in political and social transition. The expression of nationalism in neutral, leftist, or rightist directions, depends more on practical considerations than on doctrinal loyalties. The U.S. cannot expect to more than marginally influence these nations' political development. To adapt to these realities, and to enhance our flexibility in responding to changing conditions, the U.S. should adopt a posture toward Southeast Asia that upholds existing commitments but avoids further direct involvement. In the case of Taiwan, for example, we should slowly move toward a variant of the 'two Chinas' solution. American withdrawal from Vietnam should be accompanied by assurances of continuing interest in the region and commitment to existing obligations. Widespread accommodation to communism by Southeast Asian nations is unlikely
The roots of failure : United States policy in the Third World by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China under threat : the politics of strategy and diplomacy by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from Fukushima : nuclear power in East Asia( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan. It evolved into a collaborative and comprehensive investigation of whether nuclear power was a realistic energy option for East Asia, especially for the 10 member-countries of ASEAN, none of which currently has an operational nuclear power plant. We address all the questions that a country must ask in considering the possibility of nuclear power, including cost of construction, staffing, regulation and liability, decommissioning, disposal of nuclear waste, and the impact on climate change. The authors are physicists, engineers, biologists, a public health physician, and international relations specialists. Each author presents the results of their work
Southeast Asia under the new balance of power by Sudershan Chawla( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's security : the new roles of the military by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transformation of socialism : perestroika and reform in the Soviet Union and China( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will this be China's century? : a skeptic's view by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gurtov takes issue with the widespread view that China is on the way to rivalling or even displacing the United States as the dominant world power. Gurtov identifies serious constraints that will keep the country's leadership focused for the foreseeable future on challenges at home. Arguing that China's economic rise has exacerbated problems of social inequality, environmental degradation, official corruption, and more-and that its military capabilities and ambitions are far more limited than many observers have suggested-he makes a strong case that the most productive US policy will be one of engagement on issues of common concern, rather than confrontation or containment
Pacific Asia? : prospects for security and cooperation in East Asia by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing human and environmental security over traditional power politics, Mel Gurtov offers a provocative reinterpretation of security in the Asia-Pacific region. The author questions a number of prevailing assumptions, such as the China threat, a U.S.-centered balance of power, and the necessity of a greater Japanese security role. He argues instead for a cooperative framework for future security that focuses on people's basic needs, is sensitive to Asian nationalism, and gradually replaces military power with developmental priorities. With its concise appraisals of the security policies
The purge of Lo Jui-chʻing: the politics of Chinese strategic planning by Harry Harding( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By purging Lo Jui-ch'ing, Chief of Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), in December 1965, the Maoists were able to eliminate a politician whose opposition to Mao was suggested by his persistent, public dissent on basic strategic and domestic politics. The report presents an explanation of Lo's purge by linking the documents of the Vietnam debate and the revelations of internal politics during the Cultural Revolution. Implications for present and future Chinese policymaking are discussed. (Author)
Viet Cong cadres and the cadre system : a study of the main and local forces by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the factors that have contributed to the effectiveness of the Viet Cong cadre system. The data are derived from interviews with 63 Viet Cong military cadres, members of the main and local force units of III and IV Corps who defected or were captured in 1965 or 1966. Since 1965, the Viet Cong have begun to place more emphasis on combat experience than on political awareness in selecting soldiers for cadre rank; however, advancement to high cadre rank requires membership in the Party. A combination of formal and informal pressures and of privileges and benefits accorded cadres contribute to their morale and performance and, in turn, to the continued resiliency of the military units they serve. The evidence suggests that the military cadres of III and IV Corps units continued to perform effectively, at least through 1966, despite increasing hardships and frustrations. 112 pp
Engaging adversaries : peacemaking and diplomacy in the human interest by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking book explores how adversaries in world politics can surmount their differences and disputes and start on the path to peaceful, productive relations. Gurtov draws lessons for diplomatic ways to engage, such as practicing mutual respect, paying attention to symbols, and using incentives rather than sanctions to find common ground
Problems and prospects of United States policy in Southeast Asia by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southeast Asia in transition : regional and international politics( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Confronting the Bush doctrine : critical views from the Asia-Pacific
Alternative Names
Gurtov, Mel.

Gurtov, Mel 1941-

Gurtov, Melvin

ガートフ, M.

ガートフ, メル

Languages
English (235)

Chinese (2)

Covers
Global politics in the human interestThe first Vietnam crisis; Chinese Communist strategy and United States involvement, 1953-1954Superpower on crusade : the Bush doctrine in US foreign policyThe roots of failure : United States policy in the Third WorldChina's security : the new roles of the militaryPacific Asia? : prospects for security and cooperation in East Asia