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Entangling relations : American foreign policy in its century

Author: David A Lake
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Series: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout what publisher Henry Luce dubbed the "American century", the United States has wrestled with two central questions. Should it pursue its security unilaterally or in cooperation with others? If the latter, how can its interests be best protected against opportunism by untrustworthy partners? In a major attempt to explain security relations from an institutionalist approach, David A. Lake shows how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Lake
ISBN: 069105990X 9780691059907 0691059918 9780691059914
OCLC Number: 39837884
Description: xii, 332 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Security Relationships --
A Theory of Relational Contracting --
The Lone Hand --
Cold War Cooperation --
Gulliver's Triumph --
Relational Contracting and International Relations.
Series Title: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Responsibility: David A. Lake.
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This text explores America's policy with regard to unilateralism after World War I, during the Cold War, and thereafter. The author shows how, after World War II, the United States broke decisively  Read more...

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