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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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 ContentsIntroduction
The Middle East
The Democratization Mirage
No Clash of Civilizations
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
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