Duties Beyond Borders

Duties Beyond Borders tries to answer these questions and to suggest a course of “ethical politics” based on a pragmatic, realistic approach to international politics.

Duties Beyond Borders

Can moral behavior exist in a world of states? Under what conditions? Where if at all, do norms for moral behavior, considerations of right and wrong, fit int the relations between states? Drawing upon many historical examples, Stanley Hoffmann examines the complex questions of whether or not ethical action is possible in international politics and, if it is, what are the obstacles and constraints? Duties Beyond Borders tries to answer these questions and to suggest a course of “ethical politics” based on a pragmatic, realistic approach to international politics.

America Right or Wrong An Anatomy of American Nationalism

"America keeps a fine house," Anatol Lieven writes, "but in its cellar there lives a demon, whose name is nationalism.

America Right or Wrong   An Anatomy of American Nationalism

"America keeps a fine house," Anatol Lieven writes, "but in its cellar there lives a demon, whose name is nationalism." In this controversial critique of America's role in the world, Lieven contends that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 has been shaped by the special character of our national identity, which embraces two contradictory features. One, "The American Creed," is a civic nationalism which espouses liberty, democracy, and the rule of law. It is our greatest legacy to the world. But our almost religious belief in the "Creed" creates a tendency toward a dangerously "messianic" element in American nationalism, the desire to extend American values and American democracy to the whole world, irrespective of the needs and desires of others. The other feature, populist (or what is sometimes called "Jacksonian") nationalism, has its roots in an aggrieved, embittered, and defensive White America, centered largely in the American South. Where the "Creed" is optimistic and triumphalist, Jacksonian nationalism is fed by a profound pessimism and a sense of personal, social, religious, and sectional defeat. Lieven examines how these two antithetical impulses have played out in recent US policy, especially in the Middle East and in the nature of U.S. support for Israel. He suggests that in this region, the uneasy combination of policies based on two contradictory traditions have gravely undermined U.S. credibility and complicated the war against terrorism. It has never been more vital that Americans understand our national character. This hard-hitting critique directs a spotlight on the American political soul and on the curious mixture of chauvinism and idealism that has driven the Bush administration.

Visions of Canada

6 Right and Wrong in Foreign Policy JAMES EAYRS , 1965 “ THE WAYS OF STATECRAFT ” It has been more than four hundred years since Machiavelli advised his prince in what ways he should keep faith and in what ways not .

Visions of Canada

More than 20 public intellectuals provide their unique vision of Canada from the perspectives of the arts, sciences, economics, politics, and foreign relations.

Diplomacy and its Discontents

This volume makes these two controversial studies available once more, bringing them up to date with discussions of the 'October crisis' in Quebec and other recent events, and incorporating the author's selection of his recent writings on ...

Diplomacy and its Discontents

James Eayrs is a keen and articulate observer of international politics. His incisive critiques of the moral turpitude and inefficiency of the diplomatic profession in Right and Wrong in Foreign Policy and Fate and Will in Foreign Policy provoked unflattering attention and attempts at rebuttal by the statesmen and politicians who shape our foreign policy. This volume makes these two controversial studies available once more, bringing them up to date with discussions of the 'October crisis' in Quebec and other recent events, and incorporating the author's selection of his recent writings on the irrelevance, or deliquescence, of modern diplomacy. All three parts of the book hold to a single theme – the decay of diplomatic method. In the incisive prose characteristic of all Eayrs' writing, these discourses present a convincing view of the tragi-comedy of foreign affairs. The general reader and the student of politics and international affairs will find this a perceptive analysis of statecraft, full of insights into the workings of government.

Zambia at Fifty Years

The cutoff point for the book is October 24, 2014. The book is a systematic discourse on a range of socioeconomic and political developments in the country since independence.

Zambia at Fifty Years

This book looks at what went wrong and right during Zambias first fifty years of nationhood and based on this makes some recommendations, where necessary, on the way forward for the country in the areas covered in the book. The cutoff point for the book is October 24, 2014. The book is a systematic discourse on a range of socioeconomic and political developments in the country since independence. The discourse covers political history, constitutional history, political culture and citizen participation in public affairs, sovereignty and democracy, foreign policy, civilian control of armed forces, dependency syndrome, employment creation through micro, small, and medium enterprises, marketing systems, library and information services, labour matters, the civil service and social welfare.

Neutrality Peace Legislation and Our Foreign Policy

Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator JOHNSON of California . Right and wrong are relative terms ? Mr. FENWICK . In part , but not altogether . There are times when we know what is right and there are times when we know what is wrong ...

Neutrality  Peace Legislation  and Our Foreign Policy

Considers Neutrality Act revisions, including extension of "cash-and-carry" provision requiring foreign governments to pay currency for, and transport, armaments produced in U.S. (expressly prohibiting U.S. bottoms from shipping armaments to belligerents). Also considers restrictions and controls on domestic manufacture of armaments.

The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy

An irritated US Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, reacted by proclaiming: 'You can't be neutral between right and wrong.' In brief, American foreign policy is characterized by thinking in terms of good and evil, of moralism, ...

The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy


The Place of Morality in Foreign Policy

Oppenheim (political science, U. of Massachusetts) examines the question of when it is relevant, and when not, to judge relations between governments from a moral perspective.

The Place of Morality in Foreign Policy

Oppenheim (political science, U. of Massachusetts) examines the question of when it is relevant, and when not, to judge relations between governments from a moral perspective. He considers the state as actor, national interest, and nuclear weapons; and cites examples from the Munich Pact to the Iraqi War. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Voice of Reason

Discusses today's significant political and social issues, contending that the members of today's extreme left and right are to blame for many of America's problems, and makes suggestions on establishing a common ground to represent the ...

Voice of Reason

Discusses today's significant political and social issues, contending that the members of today's extreme left and right are to blame for many of America's problems, and makes suggestions on establishing a common ground to represent the majority.

Ideologies of American Foreign Policy

56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 on earth”; in 2013, justifying possible intervention in Syria, he stated: “Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, ...

Ideologies of American Foreign Policy

A comprehensive account of ideology and its role in the foreign policy of the United States of America, this book investigates the way United States foreign policy has been understood, debated and explained in the period since the US emerged as a global force, on its way to becoming the world power. Starting from the premise that ideologies facilitate understanding by providing explanatory patterns or frameworks from which meaning can be derived, the authors study the relationship between ideology and foreign policy, demonstrating the important role ideas have played in US foreign policy. Drawing on a range of US administrations, they consider key speeches and doctrines, as well as private conversations, and compare rhetoric to actions in order to demonstrate how particular sets of ideas – that is, ideologies – from anti-colonialism and anti-communism to neo-conservatism mattered during specific presidencies and how US foreign policy was projected, explained and sustained from one administration to another. Bringing a neglected dimension into the study of US foreign policy, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of US foreign policy, ideology and politics.

On The Wrong Track

History proved both Truman and Reagan right. Both presidents were wise man and had strong moral code of what is right and wrong, unlike diplomats and other foreign policy experts in whose job description “arriving at compromise” is the ...

On The Wrong Track

Various opinion polls, both in the USA and Great Britain have revealed that a large proportion of citizens believe that their countries are heading in the wrong direction. The book generally describes the trends in the governance of the West that have been gradually changing Individualistic free societies to Collectivist societies of subservient people. This progression has been carried out by the so called Political elite. In practical terms we can see that there has been a growth of governments and their bureaucracies, as well as an encroachment of government's influence on what used to be citizen's individual decision. This occurrence has driven the attempt to "manage" entire societies. Examples can be noted in relation to: management of the economy, social engineering, the use of media and education to impose collectivist ideologies, extensive surveillance of citizens, and the general aggrandizement of governments and their rulers. These have all lead to the transformation of free individuals into subjects of the State (that is ruling elite) Alongside this transformation, the governments in the West are currently living beyond their means and are accruing enormous debts. The book compares the present Statism of the West with the Soviet Socialism, and how they are gradually drawing closer.

The Foreign Policy of George W Bush

Like a similar review on Al Qaeda and international terror, the paper process on Iraq never made it high up the President's policy agenda ... 7 Bush's own feeling of right and wrong, his own sense 164 The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush.

The Foreign Policy of George W  Bush

What kind of presidency and foreign policy follows when you combine a confident, activist and moralist president who also has a sharp political game plan? This volume offers an original and carefully documented account of Bush's personality, presidential style and decision-making process and how three core ingredients provide the key to understanding Bush's overall strategy and policy.

American Thinking about Peace and War

... yet as Secretary of State he was the author of a foreign policy dedicated to rolling back the Soviet sphere of ... and scholars have been more successful in proclaiming what is right and wrong in international relations and politics ...

American Thinking about Peace and War

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Right is Wrong

additional, 'independent' validation of the Bush ad1ninistration's false statements about Iraq. ... faith-based foreign policy in spite of informed militaiy advice and those niggling little inconvenient truths. the facts on the ground, ...

Right is Wrong

With her trademark passion, intelligence, and devastating wit, Huffington Post editor in chief Arianna Huffington tackles the issues that are crucial to this year’s presidential election and, even more so, to the fate of the country. Huffington makes the case that America has been hijacked from within by a radical element—the “lunatic fringe” of the Right that has taken over the Republican Party. Despite holding views at odds with the majority of Americans, these zealots have given us an endless war in Iraq, a sputtering economy, a health care system on life support, a war on science and reason, and an immoral embrace of torture. But they haven’t done it on their own: they have been enabled by a compliant media that act as if there is no such thing as truth and are more interested in cozying up to those in power than in holding them accountable, and by feckless Democrats who have allowed themselves to be intimidated into backing down again and again. Both a withering indictment and a hopeful call to arms, Right Is Wrong is an explosive, boldly incisive work that will help set the national agenda.

U S Foreign Policy

If these self-evident truths are kept before us, and only if they are so kept before us, we shall have a clear idea of what our foreign policy in its larger aspects should be. It is our duty to remember that a nation has no more right ...

U S  Foreign Policy

A critical tool for the study of U.S. history, this volume offers an analysis of important documents and decisions in U.S. foreign policy from George Washington to Barack Obama. * A comprehensive list of U.S. foreign policy documents * Primary documents such as treaties and speeches with each chapter * Sidebars detailing events during the period under discussion * References, including Internet sites, for each chapter * Indexes of major documents organized under various themes, such as "alliances" and "arms reduction treaties" * A comprehensive list of web-based resources

Intervention for Human Rights in Europe

The general implication for human rights is that most foreign policy events that make it to the top of the media's ... We are not suggesting that either of these foreign policy 'styles' is right or wrong; simply pointing out that they ...

Intervention for Human Rights in Europe

Values, in terms of human rights and democracy, have become important factors for individual state's participation in the international community. Janne Haaland Matláry, former Secretary of State in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Norway, explores the ethical and moral conflict between the international system and the rights of sovereign powers in cases such as Kosovo, Bosnia and Rwanda.

Foreign Policy

However, not everyone believed that liberal states had a right to interfere in the lives of others; ... the populace wants to believe that their country's foreign policy is also driven by ethical principles of right and wrong.

Foreign Policy

This ground breaking text provides the ideal introduction to the ever-changing field of foreign policy. With a unique combination of theories, actors and cases in a single volume, the expert contributors provide students with a valuable and accessible introduction to what foreign policy is and how it is conducted. With an emphasis throughout on grounding theory in empirical examples, the textbook features a section dedicated to relevant and topical case studies where foreign policy analysis approaches and theories are applied. The expert team of contributors clearly conveys the connection between international relations theory, political science, and the development of foreign policy analysis, emphasizing the key debates in the academic community. The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which provides additional resources for both lecturers and students. For students: - Expand your reading with web links organized by chapter that point you to pertinent articles and useful websites. - Test your understanding of key terms with the flashcard glossary. - Explore the evolution of foreign policy analysis by following an interactive timeline For lecturers: - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as hand-outs in class. - Find out how to use case studies in your teaching with our guide to using case studies - Use the simulation exercises to help your students explore negotiations and debates