American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays

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G. John Ikenberry
Pearson/Longman, 2005 - Political Science - 599 pages
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Featuring thought-provoking essays collected from scholarly journals, this highly respected reader provides an overview of the major, contending theories that shape U.S. foreign policy. International Sources of Foreign Policy; Capitalism, Class, and Foreign Policy; National Values, Democratic Institutions, and Foreign Policy; Public Opinion, Policy Legitimacy, and Sectional Conflict.; Bureaucratic Politics and Organizational Culture; Perceptions, Personality, and Social Psychology; Theoretical Debates After the Cold War. Anyone interested in better understanding American Foreign Policy.

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This book is not only a great edited volume on US foreign policy, but it’s also a great primer on International Relations theory and its uses. Indeed, some of the chapters are essential excerpts from ... Read full review


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G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Princeton's Center for International Security Studies. Professor Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea and, in 2013 14, he will be the 72nd Eastman Visiting Professor at Balliol College, Oxford. Professor Ikenberry has written and edited several books including After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (2001), which won the 2002 Schroeder Jervis Award presented by the American Political Science Association for the best book in international history and politics and Unipolarity and International Relations Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

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