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Tiersky, Ronald 1944-

Works: 31 works in 179 publications in 4 languages and 5,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: JN3007.C6, 324.244075
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Most widely held works by Ronald Tiersky
French communism, 1920-1972 by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Mitterrand : the last French president by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at a controversial political figure who, in spite of being one of France's most detested politicians, was also one of the twentieth century's most substantial, durable, and statesmanlike leaders
Europe today : a twenty-first century introduction by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, a true twenty-first-century enterprise, offers a sustained and unified set of both country case studies and analysis of the European Union. The contributors, an authoritative group of Americans and Europeans, explore the new Europe, West and East, using intertwining themes of domestic politics, European integration, and European security. Each chapter provides a foundation of basic political information and explanation, enhanced by distinctive and informed perspectives on current issues. It presents an up-to-date treatment of the war in Iraq, debates over NATO's evolving role, U.S.-European relations, enlargement issues, and the challenges of terrorism in a European context. With its strong international emphasis and focus on Europe before and after Iraq, this book leads readers toward a coherent view of intra-European conflicts, Europe and the United States, and Europe's international responsibilities. A new website devoted exclusively to the book, with regularly updated statistics, analysis, and links for each chapter, provides a resource for those seeking additional information
The Mitterrand legacy and the future of French security policy by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Francois Mitterrand was the living link between France's Cold War and post-Cold War security policy. Generally speaking, Mitterrand's leadership in foreign and security policy was impressive. His masterful security policy performance during his first term (1981-1988) gave way to much criticized hesitations and uncertainties during the transition from Cold War to post-Cold War problems. Yet, overall, Mitterrand's legacies in foreign and security policy are a source of some confidence to President Chirac. There are two parts to the issue of evaluating Francois Mitterrand's legacy in French security policy. One is the heritage of 14 years of French policy. Not everything was Mitterrand's responsibility, and, given France's interests, much of what he did would have been done, better or worse, by any French president. The other is, what aspects of the legacy are particularly Mitterrand's work? Did Mitterrand's own views, for example, prolong certain policies that otherwise would likely have been changed? Will certain of his policies, controversial or inadequate, be rapidly changed after his departure from office? Are there notable Mitterrand policies likely to characterize French security policy for a long time? Chapter 1 provides background information on France and Post-Cold War European Security and Mitterrand's Legacy. Chapter 2, Concepts and Doctrine, addresses The New Nexus of Security and Integration; The Security Concern of Muslim Fundamentalism; The Crise des Fondements: Gaullism, National Interest, and European Security; and Bosnia, France, and European Security. Chapter 3, Some French Military Trends, looks at Force Development: The 1995-2000 Military Plan, Mitterrand's Nuclear Legacy, and The Nuclear Test Moratorium. Chapter 4, Institutional Developments, focuses on The Balladur Cohabitation Government, A French-British Defense Axis?, Developing the OSCE, and An Inter-African Peacekeeping Force? Chapter 5 discusses After Mitterrand. (42 refs.) 7
Europe today( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at undergraduates, this textbook features a post-Cold War perspective that provides a basis with which to study the politics of Europe and the central themes of integration and security
Ordinary Stalinism : democratic centralism and the question of communist political development by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe : a year of living dangerously by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France in the new Europe : changing yet steadfast by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European foreign policies : does Europe still matter?( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extent of Europe's influence in the twenty-first century is one of the fundamental questions in a rapidly changing world order. How much does Europe still matter in geostrategic affairs? Will the Europeans seek more international clout and be willing to pay the price for it? Above all, will the European-American partnership prosper or weaken? In the only comprehensive study available on the subject, leading international experts explore these vital questions for global peace and security. The book includes authoritative chapters on the foreign policies of the major European countries, of the European Union, and of Europe toward key regions and countries-especially the United States, Russia, China, and the Middle East. <br />
Euro-skepticism : a reader( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring "Euro-sceptic" arguments over the goals and methods of European integration, this collection brings together "Euro-sceptic", "Euro-pessimistic" and "Euro-phobic" speeches, essays and documents that illustrate the range of opposition to the European Union
French military reforms and strategy by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French military downsizing and reconfiguring is part of a NATO-wide trend. All French forces, including the nuclear force de frappe, are affected. Three factors are shaping French and European post-Cold War militaries: 1) disappearance of the Soviet Union; 2) budgetary pressures, especially competition between security needs and European integration needs (meeting the Maastricht "Convergence Criteria"); and 3) new missions replacing the Cold War outlook. The military issue for France is whether the planned, professionalized, rapid-reaction forces will be adequate to post-Cold War missions, or whether downsizing and budget problems will result in a hollowed-out military. Success will depend on relaunching strong economic growth and on the Chirac government's determination to see through tensions between security and integration until the single European currency is launched and less constrained budgetary times return
François Mitterrand : a very French president by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli stati uniti tra primato e incertezza( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America, the dialectic of primacy and uncertainty by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confusion and uncertainty in comparative politics by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitterrand's Legacies by Ronald Tiersky( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Mitterrand has proven to be France's most important leader since Charles de Gaulle. His accomplishments - helping mould the European Union, boosting the legitimacy of France's domestic institutions, crafting Paris' response to the Cold War, and redefining the French left - are historic. As a result, Mitterrand's successors can face the post-Cold War era with considerable confidence.--SCAD summary
France 2007 : preliminary thoughts by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spécial Europe. II( )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Seconde série de 6 articles sur l'idée européenne et les enjeux sociaux, économiques, technologiques et politiques d'une Communauté européenne qui aura 30 ans le 25 mars 1987).ʹSécurité européenne: le fait accompli américain (p. 33-36). La gauche européenne face aux questions de défense (p. 37-40). Gauche britannique et dissuasion nucléaire (p. 41-44). Les Allemands, la question allemande et l'Europe (p. 45-52). Le SME en question (p. 53-58). TV européenne: "les obstacles sont dans nos têtes" (p. 59-66).--SCAD summary
The communist movement in France (1920-1971) by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conclusioni. Il futuro dell' America by Ronald Tiersky( )

in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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François Mitterrand : the last French president
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