Shaped by War and Trade: International Influences on American Political Development / Edition 1

Shaped by War and Trade: International Influences on American Political Development / Edition 1

by Ira Katznelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691057044

ISBN-13: 9780691057040

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Princeton University Press

In the twenty-first century, globalization poses major challenges to the key players in U.S. domestic politics—challenges similar to many that Americans have faced from abroad since the nation's founding. But it is only in recent decades that links have been drawn between the study of American political development and international relations; even now,

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In the twenty-first century, globalization poses major challenges to the key players in U.S. domestic politics—challenges similar to many that Americans have faced from abroad since the nation's founding. But it is only in recent decades that links have been drawn between the study of American political development and international relations; even now, emphasis falls primarily on how domestic politics affects the world arena. This book redresses the imbalance.

Ten leading scholars explore how, over the past two centuries, the changing positions of the United States in the world economy and in the international political order have shaped U.S. political institutions and domestic politics. Ira Katznelson, Aristide R. Zolberg, and Robert O. Keohane demonstrate the central role that efforts to contend with foreign military and economic competition played in forming the major institutions of U.S. government from the framing of the Constitution through the Civil War. Martin Shefter, Theda Skocpol (writing with Ziad Munson, Andrew Karch, and Bayliss Camp), Ronald Rogowski, and Judith Goldstein show how the nation's political institutions were transformed by problems of war and trade the U.S. subsequently faced. Aaron L. Friedberg, Bartholomew H. Sparrow, and Peter A. Gourevitch conclude the volume by analyzing how international conflicts during and after the Cold War influenced governmental institutions and domestic politics in the United States over the past fifty years. Shaped by War and Trade sets the agenda for further exploration of a topic whose discussion is long overdue.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691057040
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Contributors xi

PART I: INTRODUCTION 1

One: Rewriting the Epic of America by Ira Katznelson 3

Two: International Engagement and American Democracy: A Comparative Perspective by Aristide R. Zolberg 24

PART II: AMERICA IN THE ANTEBELLUM WORLD 55

Three: International Commitments and American Political Institutions in the Nineteenth Century by Robert O. Keohane 57

Four: Flexible Capacity: The Military and Early American Statebuilding by Ira Katznelson 82

PART III: WAR AND TRADE 111

Five: War, Trade, and U.S. Party Politics by Martin Shefter 113

Six: Patriotic Partnerships: Why Great Wars Nourished American Civic Voluntarism by Theda Skocpol, Ziad Munson, Andrew Karch, and Bayliss Camp 134

Seven: Trade and Representation: How Diminishing Geographic Concentration Augments Protectionist Pressures in the U.S. House of Representatives by Ronald Rogowski 181

Eight: International Forces and Domestic Politics: Trade Policy and Institution Building in the United States by Judith Goldstein 211

PART IV: AMERICA SINCE 1940 237

Nine: American Antistatism and the Founding of the Cold War State by Aaron L. Friedberg 239

Ten: Limited Wars and the Attenuation of the State: Soldiers, Money, and Political Communication in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam by Bartholomew H. Sparrow 267

Eleven: Reinventing the American State: Political Dynamics in the Post-Cold War Era by Peter A. Gourevitch 301

PART V: CONCLUSION 331

Twelve: International Influences on American Political Development by Martin Shefter 333

Index 359

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