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Change And Stability In Foreign Policy
Change And Stability In Foreign Policy
By Kjell Goldmann
Princeton University Press, 1988, 252 pp.

The first part of the book takes wing into the realms of theory, with particular attention to so-called stabilizers, factors making for stability in foreign policy. Those interested in practice should read on into the later chapters where the author reviews the period of détente in Soviet-American and Soviet-European (primarily West German) relations, applying his theories and considering how things might have been different. He is modest in his claims, forswearing any comprehensive analysis of change in foreign policy, East-West relations or the phenomenon of détente. But for students of any of these three topics he provides food for thought and discussion.