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By Bruce W. Jentleson

ISBN-10: 0393933571

ISBN-13: 9780393933574

A crystal-clear, attractive advent to U.S. overseas coverage by way of one of many best students within the field.
Addressing either international coverage approach and overseas coverage politics, Bruce Jentleson—respected student, award-winning instructor, and overseas coverage practitioner—offers scholars the theoretical framework, historic context, and coverage research crucial for knowing American international coverage within the twenty-first century.

Professor Jentleson makes a speciality of overseas coverage approach and overseas coverage politics and employs a four-part framework (the 4 playstation : strength, Peace, Prosperity, and ideas) wherein scholars can start to have fun with the issues and offerings confronted by way of the U.S. because it attempts to guide a direction via global events.

The Fourth version of American overseas coverage has been completely up to date with proper political advancements, together with international coverage adjustments instituted by way of the Obama management.

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Although extensive study of international systems is more the province of international relations textbooks, three points are important to our focus on American foreign policy. Quasi anarchy One of the fundamental differences between the international system and domestic political systems is the absence of a recognized central governing authority in the international system. This often is referred to as the anarchic view of international relations. Its roots go back to the seventeenth-century English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes and his The Context of the International System 7 classic treatise Leviathan.

The basics of this theory go back to the British economist John Hobson and his 1902 book Imperialism. Because the unequal distribution of wealth leaves the lower classes with limited purchasing power, capitalism creates for itself the twin problems of underconsumption and overproduction. 3 CH. 1 The Strategic Context is to avoid recession and depression. Although Britain and its colonialism were Hobson’s primary focus, his arguments also were applicable to the United States and its more indirect neocolonialism in Latin America and parts of Asia (see Chapter 3).

3 CH. 1 The Strategic Context is to avoid recession and depression. Although Britain and its colonialism were Hobson’s primary focus, his arguments also were applicable to the United States and its more indirect neocolonialism in Latin America and parts of Asia (see Chapter 3). Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, while still in exile in Switzerland in 1916, the year before he would return to Russia to lead the communist revolution, wrote his most famous book, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism. * One reason was that, in addition to the underconsumption-overproduction problem, Lenin emphasized the pursuit of inexpensive and abundant supplies of raw materials as another key motive for capitalist expansionism.

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