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Weitsman, Patricia A.

Overview
Works: 11 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 2,510 library holdings
Genres: Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JX1417, 353.0089
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia A Weitsman
Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence by Patricia A Weitsman( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military alliances provide constraints and opportunities for states seeking to advance their interests around the globe. War, from the Western perspective, is not a solitary endeavor. Partnerships of all types serve as a foundation for the projection of power and the employment of force. These relationships among states provide the foundation upon which hegemony is built. Waging War argues that these institutions of interstate violence{u2014}not just the technology, capability, and level of professionalism and training of armed forces{u2014}serve as ready mechanisms to employ force. However, these institutions are not always well designed, and do not always augment fighting effectiveness as they could. They sometimes serve as drags on state capacity. At the same time, the net benefit of having this web of partnerships, agreements, and alliances is remarkable. It makes rapid response to crisis possible, and facilitates countering threats wherever they emerge. This book lays out which institutional arrangements lubricate states' abilities to advance their agendas and prevail in wartime, and which components of institutional arrangements undermine effectiveness and cohesion, and increase costs to states. Patricia Weitsman outlines what she calls a realist institutionalist agenda: one that understands institutions as conduits of capability. She demonstrates and tests the argument in five empirical chapters, examining the cases of the first Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Each case has distinct lessons as well as important generalizations for contemporary multilateral warfighting. --Amazon.com
Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war by Patricia A Weitsman( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Patricia Weitsman introduces a comprehensive theory that unifies current ideas about alliances and examines the relationship between threat and alliance politics under conditions of both war and peace." "Examining military alliances before and during World War I, Weitsman provides a new interpretation of the politics of the great powers of this period. She reveals that states frequently form alliances to keep peace among the allied countries, not simply to counter shared external threats. Though alliances may be perceived by others to present a unified and threatening front, countries often face significant threats from within their own alliances. It is this paradox that underscores Weitsman's theory: although alliances are frequently forged to sustain peace, they may, in fact, increase the prospects of war."--Jacket
Towards a new Europe : stops and starts in regional integration( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of policy making in defense and foreign affairs by Roger Hilsman( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enforcing cooperation : risky states and intergovernmental management of conflict( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common enemies and uncommon interests : the politics of peacetime alliances and coalition warfare by Patricia A Weitsman( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of identity and sexual violence : a review of Bosnia and Rwanda by Patricia A Weitsman( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliciting collaboration from "risky" states The limits of conventional multilateralism in security affairs by Gerald Schneider( )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The punishment trap integration referendums as popularity contests by Gerald Schneider( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructions of Identity and Sexual Violence in Wartime: the Case of Bosnia by Patricia A Weitsman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intimate enemies : the politics of peacetime alliances by Patricia A Weitsman( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war
Alternative Names
Patricia A. Weitsman American political scientist and international relations scholar

Patricia A. Weitsman Amerikaans politicologe (1964-2014)

Weitsman, Patricia

Languages
English (58)

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Towards a new Europe : stops and starts in regional integrationThe politics of policy making in defense and foreign affairs