Crisis Management

  • Jonathan M. Roberts


The purpose of this chapter is to ‘set the scene’ for the remainder of the book which deals with the problems and techniques of crisis management, the development of which is tied up with the history of the evolution of weapons technology and warfare.


International Relation Nuclear Weapon Armed Conflict Crisis Management Contingency Planning 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    F. S. Northedge, The Use of Force in International Relations (London: Faber, 1974), p. 20.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    P. Williams, Crisis Management: Confrontation and Diplomacy in the Nuclear Age (Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1976), p. 34.Google Scholar
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    J. Spanier, Games Nations Play (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984), pp. 157–8.Google Scholar
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    C. M. Bell, The Conventions of Crisis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971), p. 19.Google Scholar
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    A. N. Gilbert and P. G. Lauren, ‘Crisis Management — An Assessment and Critique’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 24, 4 (Dec. 1980), pp. 645–6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    J. E. Dougherty and R. L. Pfaltzgraff, Contending Theories of International Relations, 2nd edn. (New York: Harper & Row, 1981), p. 498.Google Scholar
  7. 26.
    D. Frei (ed.), International Crises and Crisis Management (Aldershot: Saxon House, 1978), p. 52.Google Scholar

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© Jonathan M. Roberts 1988

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