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Author Trubowitz, Peter, author

Title Defining the national interest : conflict and change in American foreign policy / Peter Trubowitz
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 1998


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Description xvi, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series American politics and political economy
American politics and political economy.
Contents Ch. 1. Regional conflict and coalitions in the making of an American foreign policy -- Ch. 2. Sectional conflict and the great debates of the 1890s -- Ch. 3. North-South Alliance and the triumph of internationalism in the 1930s -- Ch. 4. The rise of the sunbelt : America resurgent in the 1980s -- Ch. 5. Geopolitics and foreign policy
Summary The United States has been marked by a highly politicized and divisive history of foreign policy-making. Addressing the question of why the nation's leaders find it so difficult to define the national interest, Peter Trubowitz offers a new and compelling conception of American foreign policy and the forces that shape it. Foreign policy conflict, he argues, is grounded in America's regional diversity. The uneven nature of America's integration into the world economy has made regionalism a potent force in shaping fights over the national interest. Defining the National Interest exemplifies how interdisciplinary scholarship can yield a deeper understanding of the connections between domestic and international change in an era of globalization
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-331) and index
Subject Regionalism -- United States -- Case studies.
Geopolitics -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 97016316
ISBN 0226813029 (cloth)
9780226813028 (cloth)
0226813037 (paperback)
9780226813035 (paperback)