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The Resource Neutrality in Austria

Neutrality in Austria

Label
Neutrality in Austria
Title
Neutrality in Austria
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After Stalin's death, during a respite in Cold War tensions in 1955, Austria managed to rid itself of a quadripartite occupation regime and become a neutral state. As the Cold War continued, Austria's policy of neutrality helped make this small country into an important mediator of East-West differences, and neutrality became a crucial part of Austria's postwar identity. In the post-Cold War era Austrian neutrality seems to demand redefinition. The work addresses such issues as what neutrality means when Austria's neighbors are joining NATO? What is the difference between Austrian neutrality in 1955 and 2000? In remaining apart from NATO, do Austrian elites risk their nation's national security? Is Austria a "free rider," too stingy to contribute to Western defense? Has the neutralist mentalit become such a crucial part of Austrian postwar identity that its abandonment will threaten civil society? These questions are addressed in this latest in the prestigious Contemporary Austrian Studies series. The volume emerged from the Wittgenstein Research Center project on "Discourse, Politics, and Identity," an interdisciplinary investigation of the meaning of Austrian neutrality. The first two chapters analyze the current meaning of Austrian neutrality. Karin Liebhart records narrative interviews with former presidents Rudolf Kirchschlger and Kurt Waldheim, both central political actors present at the creation and implementation of Austria's postwar neutrality. Gertraud Benke and Ruth Wodak provide in-depth analysis of a debate on Austrian National Television on "NATO and Neutrality," a microcosm of Austrian popular opinion that exposed all positions and ideological preferences on neutrality. The historian Oliver Rathkolb surveys international perceptions of Austrian neutrality over the past half-century. For comparative contrast David Irwin and John Wilson apply Foucault's theoretical framework to the history and debates on neutrality in Ireland. Political scientists Heinz Grtner and Paul Luif provide examples of how Austrian neutrality has been handled in the past and today. Michael Gehler analyzes Austria's response to the Hungarian crisis of 1956 and Klaus Eisterer reviews the Austrian legation's handling of the 1968 Czechoslovak crisis. Gnter Bischof is professor of history and executive director of Center Austria at the University of New Orleans. Anton Pelinka is professor of political science at the University of Innsbruck and director of the Institute of Conflict Research in Vienna. Ruth Wodak is professor in the linguistics department at the University of Vienna and director of the research center "Discourse, Politics, Identity" at the Austrian Academy of Science."--Provided by publisher
Dewey number
327.436
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Neutrality
  • Neutrality
  • Austria
  • Austria
Label
Neutrality in Austria
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • chapter International Perceptions of Austrian Neutrality
  • Oliver Rathkolb
  • chapter Sovereignty and the "Unnatural": Fianna Fáil and Why the Anglo-Irish Agreement Could Not Be a Neutral Act
  • David Irwin
  • chapter Neutrality Must Change
  • Heinz Gärtner
  • chapter Austria's Permanent Neutrality--Its Origins, Development, and Demise 1
  • Paul Luif
  • part Nontopical Essays
  • Cold War Crises on Austria's Borders
  • Part Topical Essays
  • chapter The Hungarian Crisis and Austria 1953-58: A Foiled Model Case?
  • Michael Gehler
  • chapter The Austrian Legation in Prague and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968
  • Klaus Eisterer
  • part Historiography Roundtable
  • chapter Gerald Stourzh's Opus Magnum
  • Günter Bischof
  • chapter The Soviet Godfathers of Austrian Neutrality
  • Vojtech Mastny
  • chapter An American Perspective
  • chapter Austrian Neutrality
  • Thomas Schwartz
  • chapter The British Perspective of Austrian Neutrality*
  • Klaus Larres
  • chapter An Austrian Perspective
  • Anton Pelinka
  • chapter Reply to the Commentators
  • Gerald Stourzh
  • part Review Essay
  • chapter Austria after 1945--Success Story? Heroic Age? Review of Recent Literature
  • Günter Bischof
  • Günter Bischof
  • part Book Reviews
  • chapter Austria's Escape from the Cold War
  • Hans-Jürgen Schroder
  • chapter Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider and Winfried Garscha, editions. Keine Abrechnung: NS-Verbrechen, Justiz und Gesellschaft in Europa nach 1945. Leipzig-Wien: Akademische Verlagsanstalt, 1998. Paper. Pp. 488.
  • Norman J. W. Goda
  • chapter Egon and Heinrich Berger von Waldenegg, Biographie im Spiegel: Die Memoiren zweier Generationen (Vienna: Böhlau, 1998)
  • Alexander N. Lassner
  • chapter Borders, Self-Determination, and the Emerging Concept of "Self-Governance"
  • Wolfgang Danspeckgruber
  • chapter Lothar Höbelt, Von der vierten Partei zur dritten Kraft. Die Geschichte des VdU (Graz: Leopold Stocker, 1999)
  • chapter Transformation and Semantic Change of Austrian Neutrality
  • Kurt Richard Luther
  • part Annual Review
  • chapter Survey of Austrian Politics Austria 1999
  • Reinhold Gartner
  • chapter List of Authors
  • Günter Bischof
  • Its Origins, Development and Demise
  • Karin Liebhart
  • chapter Neutrality versus NATO: The Analysis of a TV-Discussion on the Contemporary Function of Austria's Neutrality 1
  • Gertraud Benke
Control code
on1082216606
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351308847
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781351308847
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082216606
Label
Neutrality in Austria
Publication
Contents
  • chapter International Perceptions of Austrian Neutrality
  • Oliver Rathkolb
  • chapter Sovereignty and the "Unnatural": Fianna Fáil and Why the Anglo-Irish Agreement Could Not Be a Neutral Act
  • David Irwin
  • chapter Neutrality Must Change
  • Heinz Gärtner
  • chapter Austria's Permanent Neutrality--Its Origins, Development, and Demise 1
  • Paul Luif
  • part Nontopical Essays
  • Cold War Crises on Austria's Borders
  • Part Topical Essays
  • chapter The Hungarian Crisis and Austria 1953-58: A Foiled Model Case?
  • Michael Gehler
  • chapter The Austrian Legation in Prague and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968
  • Klaus Eisterer
  • part Historiography Roundtable
  • chapter Gerald Stourzh's Opus Magnum
  • Günter Bischof
  • chapter The Soviet Godfathers of Austrian Neutrality
  • Vojtech Mastny
  • chapter An American Perspective
  • chapter Austrian Neutrality
  • Thomas Schwartz
  • chapter The British Perspective of Austrian Neutrality*
  • Klaus Larres
  • chapter An Austrian Perspective
  • Anton Pelinka
  • chapter Reply to the Commentators
  • Gerald Stourzh
  • part Review Essay
  • chapter Austria after 1945--Success Story? Heroic Age? Review of Recent Literature
  • Günter Bischof
  • Günter Bischof
  • part Book Reviews
  • chapter Austria's Escape from the Cold War
  • Hans-Jürgen Schroder
  • chapter Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider and Winfried Garscha, editions. Keine Abrechnung: NS-Verbrechen, Justiz und Gesellschaft in Europa nach 1945. Leipzig-Wien: Akademische Verlagsanstalt, 1998. Paper. Pp. 488.
  • Norman J. W. Goda
  • chapter Egon and Heinrich Berger von Waldenegg, Biographie im Spiegel: Die Memoiren zweier Generationen (Vienna: Böhlau, 1998)
  • Alexander N. Lassner
  • chapter Borders, Self-Determination, and the Emerging Concept of "Self-Governance"
  • Wolfgang Danspeckgruber
  • chapter Lothar Höbelt, Von der vierten Partei zur dritten Kraft. Die Geschichte des VdU (Graz: Leopold Stocker, 1999)
  • chapter Transformation and Semantic Change of Austrian Neutrality
  • Kurt Richard Luther
  • part Annual Review
  • chapter Survey of Austrian Politics Austria 1999
  • Reinhold Gartner
  • chapter List of Authors
  • Günter Bischof
  • Its Origins, Development and Demise
  • Karin Liebhart
  • chapter Neutrality versus NATO: The Analysis of a TV-Discussion on the Contemporary Function of Austria's Neutrality 1
  • Gertraud Benke
Control code
on1082216606
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351308847
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781351308847
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082216606

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