Tuesday, 25 May, 2010
Time Capsule: Diplomacy trail, part 1: The early years
Natasha Proietto considers how the concept of Swiss diplomacy and foreign policy developed from 1291 onwards, with a look at the main tenets of the pre-modern era and the contributions to political thought of several key characters, including Guiseppe Motta, who oversaw Swiss foreign policy at a crucial time in its history and helped to develop the concept of the country as a base for the politics of peace.
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Guiseppe Motta: Homme d’Etat Suisse (1871-1940) by Benedict de Tscharner, also available in Swiss German and Swiss Italian (Editions de Penthes, 2007)
The Death of Communal Liberty: A History of Freedom in a Swiss Mountain Canton by Benjamin R. Barber (1974)
The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross by David P. Forsythe (Broché, 2005)
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