The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations in Honor of Richard H. Ullman

The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations in Honor of Richard H. Ullman


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A teacher, scholar, practitioner, and publicist, Richard Ullman has been a unique and influential figure in U.S. foreign and security policy over the past forty years. This volume, created on the initiative of some of Ullman's most accomplished former students, is less a summing up of his work than a sort of intellectual kaleidoscope held up to his ideas. The result is a spirited and highly readable set of essays on themes relating to U.S. foreign and defense policy in a period of nearly unprecedented dynamism in the international system. The volume includes contributions by David Gompert, I.M. Destler, Michael Doyle, Michael O'Hanlon, and eight other distinguished scholars and practitioners of international relations. Major issues addressed in The Real and the Ideal include: · Changing international conceptions of state sovereignty, governmental legitimacy and ethics, and their relationship to national influence and power · New roles played by military power, including an exploration of emerging guidelines for the use of force in the defense of norms and values that go beyond traditional definitions of national interest · The domestic context for the setting of U.S. foreign and defense policy, including an analysis of recent and heretofore unpublished polling data regarding the public's propensity to support international engagement · Assessments of the effects of alliance relationships on interstate relations, including case studies of trans-Atlantic relations in the post-Cold War period, the foreign policy of the unified Germany, and relations among China, Japan, and Taiwan · A highly original, revisionist assessment of U.S. foreign policy of liberal isolationism in the 1920s, along with lessons for U.S. statesmen and policy makers today. A Council on Foreign Relations book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742515550
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Series: Council on Foreign Relations Books (Rowman and Littlefield) Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Anthony Lake is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Geogetown University. David Ochmanek is senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Richard Ullman and His Work: An Appreciation Chapter 4 Legitimacy and World Politics Chapter 5 Ethics and International Relations: A Speculative Essay Chapter 6 The Realist Illusion and a Patriarchal Reality Chapter 7 The Reasonable Public and the Polarized Policy Process Chapter 8 Politics, Humanitarian Values, and American National Interests Chapter 9 Saving Lives with Force Chapter 10 The Irony of Kosovo: The System Worked Better Than It Usually Does Chapter 11 Charles Evans Hughes Reconsidered, or: Liberal Isolationism in the New Millenium Chapter 12 The Limits of Alliance: Conflict, Cooperation, and Collective Identity Chapter 13 Transatlantic Relations after the Cold War: Theory, Evidence, and the Future Chapter 14 Realism, Liberalism, and German Foreign Policy Chapter 15 Strategic Competition among China, Japan, and Taiwan Chapter 16 Richard H. Ullman: Publications Chapter 17 Index

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