Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

by Stewart Patrick
     
 

Best Laid Plans looks at the long-standing but unresolved debate of the virtues and values of multilateralism vs. unilateralism in American foreign policy. Stewart Patrick argues that a combination of enduring identity commitments and new ideas, based on the lessons of recent, cataclysmic events, shaped the policy preferences of American central decision-makers in

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Overview

Best Laid Plans looks at the long-standing but unresolved debate of the virtues and values of multilateralism vs. unilateralism in American foreign policy. Stewart Patrick argues that a combination of enduring identity commitments and new ideas, based on the lessons of recent, cataclysmic events, shaped the policy preferences of American central decision-makers in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Although steeped in history, the book's conclusions have tremendous relevance for the contemporary era, as debates are rife about the role of multilateral cooperation in the realization of U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742562981
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Identity, Ideas, and the Quest for an Open World Chapter 2 Chapter 1. From Washington to Wilson Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Planning the Postwar World: From the Atlantic Charter to Dumbarton Oaks Chapter 4 Chapter 3. "A World of Power, Tempered by a Little Reason:" Creating the United Nations Chapter 5 Chapter 4. "When Goods Move, Soldiers Don't:" Opening the World Economy Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Bretton Woods and the British Loan: The Postwar Monetary and Trading System Chapter 7 Chapter 6. "An Imperative Principle of Action:" Self-Determination Chapter 8 Chapter 7. A Dream Deferred: Adapting Multilateralism to Containment Chapter 9 Chapter 8. A World Economy Postponed Chapter 10 Chapter 9. From Collective Security to Collective Defense: The Origins of NATO Chapter 11 Chapter 10. Between Anticolonialism and Anti-Communism: The Search for a Post-Imperial Order Chapter 12 Conclusion: The Sources of American Conduct

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