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A theory of foreign policy, Glenn Palmer and T. Clifton Morgan

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A theory of foreign policy
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A theory of foreign policy
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Glenn Palmer and T. Clifton Morgan
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eng
Summary
This book presents a general explanation of how states develop their foreign policy. The theory stands in contrast to most approaches--which assume that states want to maximize security--by assuming that states pursue two things, or goods, through their foreign policy: change and maintenance. States, in other words, try both to change aspects of the international status quo that they don't like and maintain those aspects they do like. A state's ability to do so is largely a function of its relative capability, and since national capability is finite, a state must make trade-offs between policies designed to achieve change or maintenance. Glenn Palmer and Clifton Morgan apply their theory to cases ranging from American foreign policy since World War II to Chinese foreign policy since 1949 to the Suez Canal Crisis. The many implications bear upon specific policies such as conflict initiation, foreign aid allocation, military spending, and alliance formation. Particularly useful are the implications for foreign policy substitutability. The authors also undertake statistical analyses of a wide range of behaviors, and these generally support the theory. A Theory of Foreign Policyrepresents a major advance over traditional analyses of international relations. Not only do its empirical implications speak to a broader range of policies but, more importantly, the book illuminates the trade-offs decision makers face in selecting among policies to maximize utility, given a state's goals
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non fiction
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A theory of foreign policy, Glenn Palmer and T. Clifton Morgan
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A theory of foreign policy, Glenn Palmer and T. Clifton Morgan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-206) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Content type code
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Contents
  • What we have learned
  • Introduction
  • The two-good theory presented
  • American foreign policy since World War II from the two-good perspective
  • Three applications of the two-good theory
  • The two-good theory formalized
  • Tests of the two-good theory : conflict, foreign aid, and military spending
  • Substitutability and alliances
  • Conclusion:
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1 online resource (xvi, 215 pages)
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Isbn
9781400832644
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illustrations
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