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Smart Instead of Small in International Relations Theory, The Case of the United Arab Emirates

Table Of Contents
Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Chapter 1: Small States Theory and the Failing Process of Normative Analysis -- Introduction -- Theorizing the Sophistry: Mind the Gap -- Small States: Trend, Theory, or Approach? -- Beyond the Small States Theory -- Beyond Small States Theory -- Comparison Between the States -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2: Smart Instead of Small: Which Are the Different Variables That Make a State Act Smart? -- Introduction -- Systemic Naivety Versus the Systemic Perceptive State -- The Anti-Blanche DuBois State -- The Right to Pursue Happiness -- Invest in Technology -- Progressive Leadership -- National Unity -- Unconventional Diplomacy -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3: From Oblivion to Modernity: The UAE's Smart Birth -- Introduction -- The British and the Trucial States -- The Years of Dust -- The Crossing of the Rubicon -- A Smart Start -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4: Smart Leadership: The Cases of Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum -- Introduction -- Leadership Theory and Politics -- Lead Rationally -- Lead by Example -- Lead to Collective Happiness -- Two Contemporary Styles of Leadership in the UAE -- Mohamed bin Zayed: Leading from the Front -- Hamdan bin Mohamed al Maktoum: Leading as a World-Class Influencer -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5: Smart States Act Positively in the International Arena: The UAE Case -- Introduction -- Foreign Policy: A General Atheoretical Discussion -- A Positive Regional Actor -- The Establishment of the GCC -- The Greek-Emirati Defense Agreement -- The Abraham Accords -- A Positive International Actor -- The Systemic Interconnector -- US-Emirati Relations -- Russian-Emirati Relations -- Sino-Emirati Relations -- The Systemic Interconnector -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6: Beyond Smart Power: Tolerance as a Source of Smart Ontology -- Introduction
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1st ed.
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