Unilateralism and U. S. Foreign Policy: International Perspectives

Unilateralism and U. S. Foreign Policy: International Perspectives

by David M. Malone, Yuen Koong Khong
     
 
Arguing that US foreign policy should be informed by a deeper appreciation of the way the US is perceived abroad, international scholars from the fields of international relations, economic policy, and law, as well as diplomats and senior governmental advisors elucidate the manner in which US unilateralism is perceived abroad; some of the reactions that US policies

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Arguing that US foreign policy should be informed by a deeper appreciation of the way the US is perceived abroad, international scholars from the fields of international relations, economic policy, and law, as well as diplomats and senior governmental advisors elucidate the manner in which US unilateralism is perceived abroad; some of the reactions that US policies have stimulated in other countries; and the likely consequences of this dynamic for US national interests and international institutions. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Foreign Affairs
This book explores how American unilateralism is perceived abroad and the likely consequences for international order. Focusing on the policies pursued by the Clinton and current Bush administrations, these foreign observers see an unwelcome trend toward a go-it-alone approach. Chapters focus on the full diversity of policy areas: treaties and international law, alliance cooperation, economics and development, and regional partnerships. In each instance, America's ambivalence toward multilateral commitment is on display. For example, German legal scholar Nico Krisch sees a growing cleavage between the American role in making international law and the United States' willingness to abide by it. The book also makes the important point that unilateralism did not begin with the Bush administration. Most of the authors criticize American unilateralism as short-sighted and argue that a systematic turn to unilateralism will have grave consequences for international order and the long-term American position.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588261434
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Center on International Cooperation Studies in Multilateralism
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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