Foreign Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

Foreign Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

by Amitai Etzioni


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This collection of essays by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni aims to provoke reconsiderations of basic assumptions of foreign policy by students, academics and practitioners.

With chapters focusing on the Middle East, China and the EU, as well as articles with a more global focus, the book offers thought-provoking and insightful perspectives on international foreign policy which challenge existing academic debate in the field.

It will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of foreign policy and international relations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138678330
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Insights
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x (d)

About the Author

Amitai Etzioni is Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, USA. He served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994-95, and in 1989-90 was the founding president of the International Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization’s quarterly journal, from 1991-2004. He is the author of over thirty books, including From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (2004), How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (2004), and Security First: For A Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy (2007).

Table of Contents


The Middle East

The Democratization Mirage

No Clash of Civilizations


Fighting China?

A New Approach for U.S.-China Relations


The EU Community Deficit

How to Not Assimilate New Immigrants


Defining Down Sovereignty

Spheres of Influence

Self-determination: the Democratization Test

Privacy vs. Security: Should the Tech Companies Decide?

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