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Zimmerman, William 1936-

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Soviet perspectives on international relations 1956-1967 by William Zimmerman( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serious debates and discussions on world politics in Russian journals and books have greatly increased since 1956, resulting in a steadily changing appraisal of the world political situation by the Russians. Professor Zimmerman studies that changing appraisal. He describes Soviet international relations perspectives during Khrushchev's years in power and the three years following. He uncovers the answers Soviet commentators implicitly or explicitly give to such questions as: Who, in the Soviet view, are the main actors in international politics, and what does identifying them suggest about the Soviet perspective? In the Soviet analysis, what is the global distribution of power? How do Soviet analysts characterize the capabilities, motives, and decision-making process of the United States?Contents: I. Introduction. II. The Emergence of International Relations as a Discipline. III. The Actors. IV. The Hierarchy. V. The Distribution of Power. VI. United States Foreign Policy from the Soviet Perspective. VII. The Balance of Power as System and Policy. VIII. Post-Imperialism and the Transformation of Soviet Foreign Policy. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Russian people and foreign policy : Russian elite and mass perspectives, 1993-2000 by William Zimmerman( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Zimmerman shows, the general public, which had a modest but real role in foreign policy decision making, tended much more towards isolationism than did the elites who steered Russia's foreign policy in the 1990s
Open borders, nonalignment, and the political evolution of Yugoslavia by William Zimmerman( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zimmerman asks. 'What difference does it make for Yugoslavia's political evolution that it exists in an international environment as well as a domestic one?" Presenting a lucid analysis of the mutual influence of external and internal factors in Yugoslav politics, he pays special attention to the political significance of the one million Yugoslavs who have crossed the country's borders to work in capitalist Western Europe. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin by William Zimmerman( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia's centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today's Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it. Ruling Russia is the only book of its kind to trace the history of modern Russian politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the presidency of Vladimir Putin. It examines the complex evolution of communist and post-Soviet leadership in light of the latest research in political science, explaining why the democratization of Russia has all but failed. William Zimmerman argues that in the 1930s the USSR was totalitarian but gradually evolved into a normal authoritarian system, while the post-Soviet Russian Federation evolved from a competitive authoritarian to a normal authoritarian system in the first decade of the twenty-first century. He traces how the selectorate--those empowered to choose the decision makers--has changed across different regimes since the end of tsarist rule. The selectorate was limited in the period after the revolution, and contracted still further during Joseph Stalin's dictatorship, only to expand somewhat after his death. Zimmerman also assesses Russia's political prospects in future elections. He predicts that while a return to totalitarianism in the coming decade is unlikely, so too is democracy. Rich in historical detail, Ruling Russia is the first book to cover the entire period of the regime changes from the Bolsheviks to Putin, and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand why Russia still struggles to implement lasting democratic reforms"--
East-West relations and the future of Eastern Europe : politics and economics( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaping of foreign policy by Harold Karan Jacobson( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are foreign policy decisions made? This volume shows various approaches to answer this question. It provides seven basic essays exemplifying, with variations, the principal approaches used to explain foreign policy behavior: the systemic, the environmental, the societal, the governmental, and the idiosyncratic (or psychological)
Behavior, culture, and conflict in world politics by University of Michigan( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost a half-century the Cold War, its presumed origins, and its anticipated consequences blinded most scholars to the global problems underlying the conflict. With the sudden demise of the Cold War, it is clear that new thinking about conflict in world politics is essential. Assembling research from a variety of disciplines and cultural perspectives, Behavior, Culture, and Conflict in World Politics indicates that conflict between states is not substantially different from conflict within families or societies. Based on this fundamental assertion, the contributors take the first steps toward articulating a general theory of conflict
The birds of Indiana by Russell E Mumford( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet perspectives on international relations by William Zimmerman( )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the Soviet threat : rethinking American security policy in a new era by William Zimmerman( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical transformations that culminated in the collapse of the Soviet Union in December, 1991, have profound implications for the way Americans and the West generally should think about security policy. This book takes an initial step in reorienting Western security studies absent the Soviet threat. The book consists of two parts. The first focuses on the changes leading to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and their connections to Soviet and now Russian foreign and military policy. The second analyzes the dynamics of U.S.-Soviet interactions, the prospects for peace and stability in the new world, and the changed relevance of deterrence, spiral, and other models of East-West interaction in a world where Soviet aggressiveness is a negligible concern even though the new Commonwealth of Independent States remains the possessor of thousands of nuclear weapons. It is in the linking of two areas of inquiry - Russian studies and security studies - that this book is distinctive. The authors argue that the Soviet Union has, indeed, lost the Cold War and that the delicate task of encouraging the growth of economic markets and political democracy in the part of the world previously dominated by Soviet power has become the central task for American security policy in the post-Cold War environment. This book is important reading for students of Soviet and Russian military and foreign policy and American foreign policy and will be of interest to general readers who want to understand the dimension of contemporary change in the former USSR and its implications for the United States
Russland regieren : von Lenin bis Putin by William Zimmerman( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle
The energy crisis, western "stagflation" and the evolution of Soviet-East European relations : an initial assessment by William Zimmerman( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inter-generational change and Soviet foreign policy by William Zimmerman( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobilized participation and the nature of the Soviet dictatorship by William Zimmerman( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and Deeds in Soviet Military Expenditures, 1955-1983 by William Zimmerman( )

3 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection assesses the relationship between Soviet policy statements and military expenditures. Annual speeches given by Soviet Finance Ministers to the Supreme Soviet were analyzed for references to intended defense spending, the United States, and the threat of imperialism. Other variables in this dataset include estimates from various Western sources of the level of Soviet defense spending and identification of the appropriate year in the Soviet planning cycle. A year is the unit of analysis in this dataset
Regime goals, working the system, and the Soviet military manpower policy by William Zimmerman( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing Soviet military and civilian performance : an initial report by Michael Berbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diplomacy of power : Soviet Armed Forces as a political instrument by Stephen S Kaplan( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse van een groot aantal incidenten in de internationale politiek waarbij de Sovjet-Unie haar krijgsmacht aanwendde om politieke doelstellingen te verwezenlijken
Words and deeds in Soviet military expenditures, 1955-1983 by William Zimmerman( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection assesses the relationship between Soviet policy statements and military expenditures. Annual speeches given by Soviet Finance Ministers to the Supreme Soviet were analyzed for references to intended defense spending, the United States, and the threat of imperialism. Other variables in this dataset include estimates from various Western sources of the level of Soviet defense spending and identification of the appropriate year in the Soviet planning cycle. A year is the unit of analysis in this dataset
 
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The Russian people and foreign policy : Russian elite and mass perspectives, 1993-2000
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Open borders, nonalignment, and the political evolution of YugoslaviaThe shaping of foreign policyThe birds of IndianaBeyond the Soviet threat : rethinking American security policy in a new era
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