A Democratic Foreign Policy: Regaining American Influence Abroad

A Democratic Foreign Policy: Regaining American Influence Abroad

by Richard Ned Lebow

Paperback(1st ed. 2020)

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In 2020, America will elect a president, deciding not just the trajectory of its national politics but the future of American foreign policy. Will the Alt-Right, nationalist, and mercantilist approaches to international trade that characterized Donald Trump’s rise to power maintain its hold? Or will the “national security establishment” ultimately prevail, continuing the illusion of the indispensable nation? In A Democratic Foreign Policy, renowned IR scholar Ned Lebow draws upon decades of research and government experience to reject both options and set forth an alternative vision of American foreign policy, one based on a tragic understanding of life and politics. Lebow challenges the assumptions of establishment voices on both sides of the aisle, and offers a probing rethinking of America’s role in the world to disrupt the inertia of a bipartisan ideology that has dominated foreign policymaking since the days of Truman. Emphasizing the importance of America’s core values for shaping domestic and foreign policies, A Democratic Foreign Policy provides a vision and blueprint for a new congress and president to reorient America’s relationship with the world

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030215187
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2020
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Ned Lebow is Professor of International Political Theory in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK and James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, USA. He is also a Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK. He has also taught strategy for the National and Naval War Colleges (US) and served as the first scholar-in-residence in the CIA during the Carter administration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Indispensable Nation?

3. Starve the Beast

4. Deterrence and Compellence

5. China

6. Democracy and the Rule of Law

7. The National Interest

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