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Neutrality as a Policy Choice for Small/Weak Democracies

Learning from the Belgian Experience

Michael F. Palo

In Neutrality as a Policy Choice for Small/Weak Democracies: Learning from the Belgian Experience, Michael F. Palo has three main objectives. First, he employs a counterfactual approach to examine the hypothesis that had permanent neutrality not been imposed on Belgium in 1839, it would have pursued neutrality anyway until war broke out in 1914. Secondly, he analyses why, after abandoning obligatory neutrality during World War I, the Belgians adopted voluntary neutrality in October 1936. Finally, he seeks to use the historical Belgian case study to test specific International Relations’ Theories and to contribute to Small State Studies, especially the behaviour of small/weak democracies in the international system.

Michael F. Palo

The Hundred Years War (Part III)

Further Considerations

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Edited by L.J. Andrew Villalon and Donald J. Kagay

In this work, the third volume of essays dealing with many understudied aspects of the Hundred Years War, American, British, and European scholars deal with the varied sources that reveal the lives of soldiers in the conflict as well as the development of strategy and generalship in the many theaters of the war. The authors also focus on real heroes and villains of the conflict as well as the war’s impact on regions as scattered as Wales, the Low Countries, Italy, Scotland and Spain.
Contributors are Adrian Bell, Anne Curry, Adam Chapman, Andy King, David Simpkin, Christopher Candy, Donald Kagay, William Caferro, David Hoornstra, Elena Odio, Daniel Franke, David Green, Philip Morgan, Sean McGlynn, Wendy Turner, Andrew Villalon, Aleksandra Pfau, Kelly DeVries, and Sergio Boffa.

Winner of the 2014 Verbruggen Prize of De Re Militari (the Society for the Study of Medieval Military History) given annually for the best book on medieval military history.

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Medieval Popes and Rulers

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L.J. Andrew Villalon and Donald J. Kagay