International Conflicts and Collective Security, 1946-1977: The United Nations, Organization of American States, Organization of African Unity, and Arab League

International Conflicts and Collective Security, 1946-1977: The United Nations, Organization of American States, Organization of African Unity, and Arab League

International Conflicts and Collective Security, 1946-1977: The United Nations, Organization of American States, Organization of African Unity, and Arab League

International Conflicts and Collective Security, 1946-1977: The United Nations, Organization of American States, Organization of African Unity, and Arab League

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Many individuals have assisted me in the course of writing this study. I would, first of all, like to express my deepest gratitude to a number of former students who helped me with the research and suffered with me in analyzing the character of international alignment patterns and their relevance to collective security. Jock Finlayson and Mary Newbury made major contributions and to them I am most indebted. I also would like to express my deepest thanks to Rich Balfour, Ron Ewing, Pam Kirkpatrick, and Jim McConnell, who helped me with various aspects of the study. It is to these friends that I dedicate this study.

With respect to the general structure of the analysis I especially benefited from comments by, and discussions with, Lou Beres, Stan Michalak, and John Ruggie. Information and critiques—especially on the international politics of particular regions—were provided by Harriet Critchley, Eddie Dawisha, David Dewitt, Yale Ferguson, David Haglund, Robert Henderson, Roff Johannson, Malcolm Kerr, Frank Langdon, David Meyers, Tim Shaw, and Sheldon Simon. For the generosity of all these individuals I am most grateful.

To Maureen Gitta and Betty Greig I would like to express my thanks not only for their excellent secretarial assistance but also for their friendship during the trials of authorship. Bruce Warshavsky of Praeger Publishers was most helpful in suggesting revisions and facilitating the publication of the study. The Canada Council generously supported my research, and additional assistance also was provided by a grant for international security and strategic studies from Canada's Department of National Defence to the Institute of International Relations at the University of British Columbia.

Finally, to Carol, Nicole, and Glenn, who have tolerated my physical and mental absences from our local “collective” and have provided me with much more than “security, ” I would like to express my appreciation.

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