From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role

From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role

by Fareed Zakaria
     
 

"Beautifully conceived; dazzlingly executed: Zakaria's theoretical penetration is matched by his mastery of the process of America's coming of age as a great power. The book casts a bright light on the past and the future—and the future of international politics."—Kenneth N. Waltz, Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University

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"Beautifully conceived; dazzlingly executed: Zakaria's theoretical penetration is matched by his mastery of the process of America's coming of age as a great power. The book casts a bright light on the past and the future—and the future of international politics."—Kenneth N. Waltz, Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University

"The theory of state-centered realism set forth in From Wealth to Power is the most important innovation in foreign policy theory.... This book shows how theory and history can be combined to improve the former and illuminate the latter. It is a superb example of qualitative social science analysis."—Samuel P. Huntington, Director, John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691010359
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/26/1999
Series:
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
935,895
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One Introduction: What Makes a Great Power? 3

Chapter Two A Theory of Foreign Policy: Why Do States Expand? 13

Chapter Three Imperial Understretch: Power and Nonexpansion, 1865-1889 44

Chapter Four The Rise of the American State, 1877-1896: The Foundation for a New Foreign Policy 90

Chapter Five The New Diplomacy, 1889-1908: The Emergence of a Great Power 128

Chapter Six Conclusion: Strong Nation, Weak State 181

Index 193

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