Deviant Conduct in World Politics

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Springer, Jan 20, 2004 - Political Science - 441 pages
A long list of countries - labelled outcasts, pariahs and rogues - have failed to meet international standards of good conduct. In the Cold War years Rhodesia, Israel, Chile, Taiwan and South Africa, among others, featured among the ranks of the disreputable. In modern world politics, the serious sinners not only include states: terrorists, rebels, criminals and mercenaries also participate in the great game of who gets what, when and how. Highlighting the rules of good behaviour that both state and non-state actors have violated, Geldenhuys takes a novel approach that breaks through the narrow parameters of the rogue state paradigm and of other state-centric perspectives.
 

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Contents

the Limitations of Popular Labels
1
an Analytical Framework
13
an Assortment of Outcasts
51
4 Principal Pariahs of the Cold War Era
68
5 Iraq
85
6 Iran
112
7 Libya
142
8 North Korea
168
10 Myanmar
226
11 Yugoslavia
254
12 Additional African States
279
13 Some Other Deviant States
303
14 NonState Deviants
328
Conclusion
351
Notes
361
Index
434

9 Cuba
199

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About the author (2004)

DEON GELDENHUYS is Professor of Politics at Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. Specializing in International Relations, he has published a number of books, including Foreign Political Engagement: Remaking States in the Post-Cold War World.

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