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The Resource The Two Faces of National Interest, (electronic resource)

The Two Faces of National Interest, (electronic resource)

Label
The Two Faces of National Interest
Title
The Two Faces of National Interest
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Related
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Clinton, W. David
Dewey number
327.73
Intended audience
College Audience
Intended audience source
Louisiana State University Press
LC call number
E840.C63 1994
Series statement
Political Traditions in Foreign Policy Ser.
Summary expansion
"In The Two Faces of National Interest, W. David Clinton sets out to form a clear definition of a concept that may have become too elastic for its (and our) own good, and to ascertain its utility in the field of foreign relations." "Much of the confusion surrounding the term national interest, Clinton argues, stems from the fact that analysts and officials use it in two different senses, without defining it precisely or making clear which sense they mean in any particular case. In Part One of his study, Clinton presents a clarification of the two meanings - one, the common good of a society, which necessarily looks inward to the basic principles of the domestic regime; the other, a specific claim, which can be supported by justifying arguments, made by the state on other states or the society of states. Clinton lays out the critics' case against national interest, suggests that his definition meets the objections, and considers the special case of the fit between national-interest thinking and the American diplomatic tradition." "In Part Two, Clinton uses this definition to consider four departures in American foreign policy - that is, significant turns in policy that occasioned reexamination of the requirements of the national interest - since World war II. The preparation of the Marshall Plan and the decision to enter the Korean war both came during the Truman presidency and together did much to define containment; the evolution of the Nixon Doctrine and of the Carter policy on human rights accompanied the end of the containment consensus and marked attempts to devise a new roster of asserted interests. Interpreting these events by means of the society's national interest and the several national interests or claims pressed by it on the international setting, Clinton concludes that the concept of national interest, if used carefully, remains a valuable tool for understanding international relations." "In presenting a balanced treatment of what is sometimes an extremely controversial subject, Clinton addresses an issue largely ignored since Charles Beard and Hans J. Morgenthau. Written with grace and power, The Two Faces of National Interest is an informed, thought-provoking, and authoritative work that will have enduring value as a scholarly and public information."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Label
The Two Faces of National Interest, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000263197
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
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unknown
Extent
280 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780807118412
Lccn
93024206
Other control number
9780807118412
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000263197
Label
The Two Faces of National Interest, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000263197
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
280 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780807118412
Lccn
93024206
Other control number
9780807118412
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000263197

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