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Serfaty, Simon

Works: 113 works in 390 publications in 5 languages and 8,447 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: E744, 327.7304
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Most widely held works by Simon Serfaty
Architects of delusion : Europe, America, and the Iraq War by Simon Serfaty( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The commencement of war on Iraq in 2003 was met with a variety of reactions around the globe, In Architects of Delusion, Simon Serfaty presents a historical analysis of how and why the decision to wage war was endorsed by some of America's main European allies, especially Britain, and opposed by others, especially France and Germany."--Jacket
France, De Gaulle, and Europe : the policy of the Fourth and Fifth Republics toward the Continent by Simon Serfaty( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian Communist Party : yesterday, today, and tomorrow by Simon Serfaty( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elusive enemy: American foreign policy since World War II by Simon Serfaty( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Media and foreign policy by Simon Serfaty( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an eclectic collection of essays on the role of the press in the formulation and execution of American foreign policy by 17 experts in the fields of journalism and international relations. They examine the media's involvement in the events and issues of the last 20 years, such as arms control and terrorism. They also address the way government controls the media's access to information, and how this affects the message presented to the public. ISBN 0-312-04528-X: $45.00
Portugal since the revolution : economic and political perspectives by Jorge Braga de Macedo( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in English and Portuguese and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the economic and political circumstances in Portugal since the 1974 revolution. A succinct analysis of the central themes of Portuguese politics (drawing on public opinion surveys conducted in Portugal) is followed by a framework for analyzing the economic consequences of the coup. The authors then assess the influence of the I
American foreign policy in a hostile world : dangerous years by Simon Serfaty( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in French and English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Foreign policies of the French Left by Simon Serfaty( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays included in this volume were written for a series of seminars which took place at the Washington Center of Foreign Policy Research of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Held at a time when a victory of the Left was widely expected in the legislative elections of March 12 and 19, 1978, the series reflected the Center's continuing interest in the changing international environment of American foreign policy. As it is well known, such predictions did not come to pass. Yet, these essays, revised and updated, remain eminently useful for reasons which should become all too evident in the pages that follow
Stay the course : European unity and Atlantic solidarity by Simon Serfaty( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New thinking & old realities : America, Europe, and Russia( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains essays that focus on the intertwined themes of thought patterns and political realities examined against the backdrop of a changing Europe. Three essays outline the new thinking of superpowers since 1985: the key changes reflected in Gorbachev's approach to the West; the cost-benefit reasons for his willingness to let East Europe go in 1989 and ways in which the West can become more involved in the region; and the parallel reasons for the decline of U.S. and Soviet influence in the Third World. Other essays show how old realities are emerging at the same time that thought patterns are experiencing change: German-Russian relationship is becoming the Central European reality; the new Europe is being erected on the traditional foundation of connections among Germany, France, and Great Britain; and the old Czech-Polish ties are at the innermost center of the new Europe. ISBN 0-932020-89-5 (pbk.): $13.95
The vital partnership : power and order : America and Europe beyond Iraq by Simon Serfaty( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Vital Partnership' is a political, historical & intellectual assessment of the evolution of transatlantic relations; a partnership, Simon Serfaty warns, that is at a crossroads & perhaps even at risk
Fading partnership : America and Europe after 30 years by Simon Serfaty( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Europe seriously by Simon Serfaty( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important analysis provides vital new insights on the intra-European, trans-Atlantic and superpower relations that have brought twelve states in Western Europe beyond their history of hostility and conflicts." "Simon Serfaty examines the European Community to which these nations have progressively transferred much of their national sovereignty and many of their national values during the forty years of the Cold War. Concentrating on the central characters of France, Germany, and Great Britain; the author discusses the implications of recent changes, including the merger of the two German states, the disintegration of the Soviet Empire, and a shifting U.S. military presence on the Continent." "As its economic power and political influence grows and it looks ahead towards the single economic market and monetary union which seems inevitable, this Community must now be taken seriously as an emerging superstate. How this will effect Europe, both internally and in its relationship with the United States, is the subject of this thoughtful, timely book."--BOOK JACKET
Visions of America and Europe : September 11, Iraq, and Transatlantic relations( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the many books analyzing the clash between the Bush administration and much of Europe, this one . is among the most valuable."--Foreign Affairs. "This collection of essays is a must-read for all those who still believe the West has, and must have, a future. It is both informed and passionately moderate."--Dominique Moisi, Senior Adviser, French Institute for International Relations. Visions of America and Europe provides a thoughtful examination of transatlantic relations since the events of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent Iraq war. A compilation of essays by U.S. and European analysts, the book seeks to identify the forces that are shaping the respective policies and public perceptions on either side of the Atlantic. It attempts to trace the origins of the post-September 11 transatlantic rift and to illuminate the current and future challenges for bilateral relations and for the relationship between Europe and the United States. Five European contributors offer perspectives focusing on the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Russia, complementing the views of three U.S. scholars, against the background of the editors' introductory and concluding observations. Even as events continue to confound observers on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume offers perceptive commentary on questions that are likely to be with us for a long time
The Future of U.S.-Soviet relations : twenty American initiatives for a new agenda( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world recast : an American moment in a post-Western order by Simon Serfaty( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that to acknowledge the passing of the Western era, it is exaggerated to present it as an irreversible decline of the West relative to an irresistible rise of the Rest. Rather, he shows that the unfolding post-Western moment will be messy. In addition to the United States and the states of Europe as a Union, the new cast of significant powers will involve a dozen or more countries: emerging powers like China and India, postimperial powers such as Japan and Russia, new influentials like Brazil and Turkey, pivot states like Egypt and Pakistan, nuisance states like Iran, failed or failing states like North Korea and Sudan, and others. Echoes of a Sarajevo moment played out this time in the greater Middle East, the new global Balkans for the twenty-first century. But the author contends that even during a zero-polar moment of geopolitical transition, American power remains superior, and thus indispensable though no longer decisive; Western power stands on top and thus is inescapable though no longer exclusive; and even as the Rest gains broadly in stature and reach it is unlikely to achieve preponderance any time soon
The European finality debate and its national dimensions by Simon Serfaty( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an outstanding collection of major essays on the burning issues facing the European community. No one concerned with the European finality debate, whether scholar or policymaker, can afford to miss it. -- "Amitai Etzioni, University Professor, The George Washington University. Leading EU and U.S. observers of the continuing debate over Europe's future offer incisive analysis from the perspectives of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, as well as the European Commission, Poland, Russia, and the United States. As the Convention on the Future of the European Union concludes its deliberations on a new constitution for Europe, many of the questions raised in this timely book will continue to bedevil European political leaders and their electorates for years to come. Although both EU and non-EU countries share a certain idea, if not a clear design, of a "finality" for Europe, this volume illustrates that the idea takes on different shapes across as well as within countries. How to define Europe's finality is as much a question of political and institutional transformation as it is a question of ultimate borders. Even then, the finality debate cannot be final without a parallel debate about Europe's relations with the United States in the context of a community of action, defined by Europeans and Americans, for managing the vast range of interests and values they share
Visions of the Atlantic Alliance : the United States, the European Union, and NATO by Simon Serfaty( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notwithstanding a significant change of tone in U.S.-European relations since the reelection of President George W. Bush, the transatlantic partnership remains a complex imbalance of states and institutions -- an alliance that is troubled, unhinged, and may even be fading. This is not the long-announced end of the alliance, but it is surely the long-neglected end of an era. Yet for all the differences that exist between the United States and the states of Europe, and for all the differences that remain within Europe about the fate of its Union, Europe matters to America, and America to Europe, because overlapping interests, compatible values, and converging interests make of each the other's partner of choice -- indeed, partner of necessity. This volume reviews many of the highest priority issues faced by the United States and Europe, as well as the main institutions to which they belong: economic issues, including the persistent U.S. twin deficits and the evolution of a virtual Euro-Atlantic economy relative to the global economy; the Middle East, including Iran's nuclear development, postwar conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the need for democratic reform in the region; the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union as institutions; the threat of nuclear terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; unfinished security business in Europe, including the status of Ukraine, as well as Russia's evolution; and the so-called U.S.-European values gap as an obstacle to the renewal of the transatlantic partnership
A recast partnership? : institutional dimensions of transatlantic relations( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With new leaders in place in Germany, France, and Britain and with elections in Russia, Spain, Italy, and the United States in 2008, the stage is set for change and a new transatlantic beginning in 2009. The contributors to this volume offer an agenda for action - not to reinvent either NATO or the European Union but, rather, to recast these two main institutional dimensions of the transatlantic partnership in ways that can make each better suited to the other and make both more effectively prepared to help their 32 members address the issues - security, economic, political, and societal - they face in common."--Jacket
Memories of Europe's future : farewell to yesteryear by Simon Serfaty( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Italian Communist Party : yesterday, today, and tomorrow
The Italian Communist Party : yesterday, today, and tomorrowThe Media and foreign policyStay the course : European unity and Atlantic solidarityThe vital partnership : power and order : America and Europe beyond IraqFading partnership : America and Europe after 30 yearsTaking Europe seriouslyVisions of America and Europe : September 11, Iraq, and Transatlantic relationsThe European finality debate and its national dimensions
Alternative Names
Serfaty, Simon

Serfaty, Simon Henry

Simon Serfaty, 1940-

سيمون سيرفاتي، 1940-

サーファティー, サイモン