A theory of foreign policy /
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A theory of foreign policy /

This book presents a general explanation of how states develop their foreign policy. The theory stands in contrast to most approaches--which assume that states want to maximize security--by assuming that states pursue two things, or goods, through their foreign policy: change and maintenance. States...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Palmer, Glenn, 1954-
Other Authors: Morgan, T. Clifton, 1956-
Format: Online Book
Published: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2006.
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The two-good theory presented
  • American foreign policy since World War II from the two-good perspective
  • Three applications of the two-good theory
  • The two-good theory formalized
  • Tests of the two-good theory : conflict, foreign aid, and military spending
  • Substitutability and alliances
  • Conclusion: What we have learned.