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By Kevin P. Clements

ISBN-10: 1412804604

ISBN-13: 9781412804608

because the world's first democracy with a written structure and invoice of Rights, the USA has stood for international aspirations towards democratic liberty, equality, and harmony when you consider that its formation in 1776. even though, because it constructed into an empire by means of the past due 19th century, the USA additionally has threatened the liberties of different peoples, together with local americans, Hawaiians, Latin americans, Asians, and Africans. the yankee function in international affairs has lengthy been polarized round conflicting photos and methods. within the identify of counter-terrorism, the Bush management pursued a principally unilateralist coverage within the center East and somewhere else. but, within the identify of shielding its nationwide sovereignty, the USA additionally has rejected lots of the fresh multilateral treaties that try to include violence via fortifying the guideline of foreign legislation. A unilateralist method additionally is going mostly opposed to the U.S. postwar multilateralism, which proven the United countries and its really expert enterprises. This quantity explores those contradictions. participants contain: Kevin P. Clements, Tom Coffman, Audrey Kitagawa, Jeffrey F. Addicott, Steven Zunes, Vivien Stewart, Kathy Ferguson, Phyllis Turnbull, Bilveer Singh, Ibrahim G. Aoude, Richard Falk, Ann Wright, Beverley Kleever, Linda Groff, George Kent, Majid Tehranian, Mohammad Ali, Terrence Paupp, Gillian younger, Mihay Simaii, and David Krieger. the once a year booklet Peace & coverage, subsidized by means of the Toda Institute for international Peace and coverage learn, is now in its 9th yr. it truly is devoted to offering a discussion board for the dialogue of all concerns relating peace, coverage, and the rights and duties of worldwide citizenship. This newest quantity fulfills that commitment.

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