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Mixed messages : American politics and international organization, 1919-1999

Author: Edward C Luck
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States is on the verge of losing its vote in the UN General Assembly because it is $1.6 billion in arrears. There are eerie parallels between the domestic debate over the United Nations in 1999 and the struggles over the League of Nations in 1919. Why, many ask, are Americans the first to create international organizations and the first to abandon them? What is it about the American political culture
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward C Luck
ISBN: 081575308X 9780815753087 0815753071 9780815753070
OCLC Number: 41404328
Notes: "A Century Foundation book."
Description: xvii, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The price of uncertainty and division --
A special nation, peerless and indispensable --
National interests, sovereignty, and global governance --
Enemies within, enemies without --
America in loyal opposition --
Dilemmas of force --
Keeping the peace: national interests and international commitments --
Reform for all seasons --
Who should pay for the UN? --
The political landscape --
Old realities, new opportunities.
Responsibility: Edward C. Luck.

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