David P. Forsythe,Patrice C. McMahon's American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, PDF

By David P. Forsythe,Patrice C. McMahon

ISBN-10: 1138956791

ISBN-13: 9781138956797

ISBN-10: 1138956821

ISBN-13: 9781138956827

Is the USA particularly unheard of when it comes to its willingness to take common human rights heavily? based on the rhetoric of yankee political leaders, the USA has a distinct and lasting dedication to human rights ideas and to a liberal global order established on rule of legislation and human dignity. but if push involves shove—most lately in Libya and Syria--the usa did not cease atrocities and dithered as disease unfold in either areas. This e-book takes at the myths surrounding US international coverage and the way forward for international order. Weighing impulses towards parochial nationalism opposed to the precise of cosmopolitan internationalism, the authors posit that what can be rising is a brand new model of yank globalism, or a international coverage that offers primacy to nationwide self-interest yet does so with huge curiosity in and actual recognition to common human rights and a willingness to endure and pay for these outdoor its borders—at least every so often. The events of exception—such as Libya and Syria—provide case experiences for severe research and make allowance the authors to appear to rising dominant powers, specifically China, for symptoms of recent demanding situations to the dedication to common human rights and humanitarian affairs within the context of the continued conflict among liberalism and realism.

The e-book is guided by way of 4 important questions: 1) what's the dating among cosmopolitan overseas criteria and slim nationwide self-interest in US coverage on human rights and humanitarian affairs? 2) what's the function of yankee public opinion and does it play any major position in shaping US coverage during this dialectical conflict? three) past public opinion, what different elements account for the moving interaction of liberal and realist tendencies in Washington coverage making? four) within the 21st century and as international strength shifts, what are the present perspectives and guidelines of alternative international locations in terms of the appliance of human rights and humanitarian affairs?

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