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A World Safe for Commerce : American Foreign Policy from the Revolution to the Rise of China

Title
A World Safe for Commerce : American Foreign Policy from the Revolution to the Rise of China / Dale C. Copeland.
ISBN
9780691228488
9780691256320
9780691172552
Publication
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2024]
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
Copyright Notice Date
©[2024]
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1 online resource.
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Summary
When seeking to understand why nations come into conflict, political scientists tend to focus either on threats to national security (realism) and or on moral duty, ideology, and domestic pressures (liberalism). Liberalism has been the major lens for international relations scholars analyzing the United States, due to the country's strong democratic foundations. In this expansive new book, Dale Copeland argues that the realist cast can shed fascinating light on American foreign policy--if one looks beyond security threats to consider economic threats as well. Copeland's "commercial approach to realism" establishes a new understanding of realism in three ways: by building out a new realist theory, by showing how this commercial approach applies to the United States, and by projecting this theory onto different scenarios that may arise in future conflicts between the United States and China.
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Project MUSE complete collection 2024.
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Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 10, 2024
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Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Series ; v.209
Contents
Cover
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations for Primary Documents and Source Material
Introduction
1. Foundations of Dynamic Realist Theory
2. Character Type, Feedback Loops, and Systemic Pressures
3. The Origins of the War for Colonial Independence
4. The United States and the World, 1790-1848
5. American Foreign Policy from 1850 to the Spanish-American War of 1898
6. The U.S. Entry into the First World War
7. The Second World War and the Origins of the Cold War
8. The Crises and Conflicts of the Early Cold War, 1946-56
9. Trade Expectations and the Struggles to End the Cold War, 1957-91
10. Economic Interdependence and the Future of U.S.-China Relations
Notes
References
Index
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