Multilateralism and U. S. Foreign Policy: Ambivalent Engagement / Edition 1

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Puzzled by the disjunction between global trends and US foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, mostly American scholars of political science, law, and economics explore the causes and consequences of US ambivalence to multilateral cooperation. They consider such dimensions as the growing influence of domestic factors, US grand strategy, the chemical weapons convention, and the International Criminal Court. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588260185
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Center on International Cooperation Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 425
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Setting the Context
1 Multilateralism and Its Discontents: The Causes and Consequences of U.S. Ambivalence 1
Pt. 2 Dimensions of U.S. Multilateralism
2 The United States, International Organizations, and the Quest for Legitimacy 47
3 The Growing Influence of Domestic Factors 75
4 Public Attitudes Toward Multilateralism 99
5 Multilateralism and U.S. Grand Strategy 121
6 U.S. Unilateralism: A European Perspective 141
Pt. 3 Policy in Practice
7 Unilateral Action in a Multilateral World 167
8 Multilateral Peace Operations 191
9 Nuclear Weapons: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and National Missile Defense 225
10 The Chemical Weapons Convention 247
11 The United States as "Deadbeat"? U.S. Policy and the UN Financial Crisis 267
12 Extraterritorial Sanctions: Managing "Hyper-Unilateralism" in U.S. Foreign Policy 295
13 Unilateralism, Multilateralism, and the International Criminal Court 323
14 Why Is U.S. Human Rights Policy So Unilateralist? 345
15 Ambivalent Multilateralism and the Emerging Backlash: The IMF and WTO 377
16 Climate Change: Unilateralism, Realism, and Two-Level Games 415
Pt. 4 The Future of Multilateral Cooperation
17 Multilateralism as a Matter of Fact: U.S. Leadership and the Management of the International Public Sector 437
List of Acronyms 461
Bibliography 465
The Contributors 491
Index 495
About the Book 509
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