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Now in its 7th variation, AMERICAN international coverage has been completely revised and up-to-date to incorporate a number of thoroughly new sections, reflecting the latest advancements and scholarship regarding American international coverage. This 7th variation presents significant realization to how the Bush management sought to reshape nationwide method, rules and buildings; its household and overseas activities taken within the identify of nationwide safeguard, and the quick in addition to attainable long term results of those advancements. As in previous versions, the 7th variation keeps the book's confirmed and pedagogically useful analytical framework. Harnessing the conceptual, theoretical, and historic parts that facilitate an research of yank overseas coverage, this article keeps 5 sources-international, societal, governmental, position, and individual-that jointly effect judgements approximately overseas coverage pursuits, and the skill selected to gain them. supplying readers impressive breadth, considerate dialogue, and in-depth of assurance of earlier, current, and destiny American overseas coverage, AMERICAN international coverage will equip readers with a superior and well-informed figuring out of the complete diversity of family and worldwide assets of impression that would problem American international policy-makers within the twenty-first century.

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Offshore balancing generally seeks the same goals as isolationism, but would go one step further and cut down an emerging hegemon in Eurasia so as to maintain a favorable balance of power there. Containment aims to hold the line against a specific aggressor that either threatens American interests in a given region or that strives for world hegemony, through both deterrent and defensive uses of military power. Collective security aims to keep the peace by preventing war by any aggressor. Global collective security and cooperative security aim to keep the peace everywhere; regional collective security to keep peace within specified areas.

The United States continues to dominate each table that matters. Because the political boundaries separating states are transparent to the cross-border trends unleashed by globalization, the trends pose challenges to the United States at home and abroad. ’’ Understandably, this results in ‘‘severe tension between the market and social groups such as workers, pensioners, and environmentalists, with governments stuck in the middle’’ (Rodrik 1997). Internationally, the forces unleashed by globalization are also ‘‘producing a powerful backlash from those brutalized or left behind in the new system,’’ which is defined by an ‘‘inexorable integration of markets, nation-states, and technologies to a degree never witnessed before’’ (Friedman 1999).

We try in this book to understand how and why the interaction of values, ends, and means shapes American foreign policy—sometimes stimulating change and promoting innovation, sometimes constraining the nation’s ability to respond innovatively to new challenges, even when circumstances demand it. We direct particular attention to the more than six decades since World War II, when the United States emerged 17 18 CHAPTER 2 Foreign Policy Inputs External Sources Societal Sources I n d ivi d u a l S our c e s back R o l e So u r c e s Feed b Feed ack Governmental Source PolicyMaking Process Foreign Policy Outputs Our hypothesis that the values and goals underlying American foreign policy are resistant to change prompts consideration of the reasons why.

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