Concert of Europe

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1.An agreement or understanding between the chief European powers to take only joint action in the (European) Eastern Question.
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It wants to foster its growing interests and it wants to prevent any concert of powers from ganging up against it.
The result will be a new concert of powers, tied together by their fixation with national economic growth and the objective of discouraging others from causing instability that risks intervention.
A concert of powers is only as strong as its weakest pillar, and requires a great deal of self-discipline and restraint.
Hence, perhaps, the renewed interest in and enthusiasm for basing security on a concert of powers in Asia.
Ardor for a concert system in Asia was reflected in the views of Susan Shirk, Clinton's deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia, who argued that while "achieving a full-fledged Asia-Pacific Concert of powers will be difficult," nevertheless, "an effort to forge a Concert should be undertaken even if it is unable to reach the ambitious standard of the nineteenth century Concert of Europe and achieves only ad hoc multilateralism or regular consultations among the powers.
The aim of the Association was to 'labour for the restoration of the concert of Powers, with the object of vindicating by the irresistible voice of united Europe the rights of the provincial populations in Turkey.
The concert of powers should not be regarded as replacing or supplanting other relationships among states, such as the European Union, the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade, and the World Bank.
He derides Woodrow Wilson for what Kissinger defines as a naive belief in the goodness of man, the related harmony of the world, and the resulting faith in a concert of powers to preserve peace by reliance on the moral force of opinion.
This distinction can help us test a set of models in security studies, namely, hegemony, concert of powers, and collective security.