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The Resource Just politics : human rights and the foreign policy of great powers, C. William Walldorf, Jr, (electronic book)

Just politics : human rights and the foreign policy of great powers, C. William Walldorf, Jr, (electronic book)

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Just politics : human rights and the foreign policy of great powers
Title
Just politics
Title remainder
human rights and the foreign policy of great powers
Statement of responsibility
C. William Walldorf, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many foreign policy analysts assume that elite policymakers in liberal democracies consistently ignore humanitarian norms when these norms interfere with commercial and strategic interests. Today's endorsement by Western governments of repressive regimes in countries from Kazakhstan to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in the name of fighting terror only reinforces this opinion. In Just Politics, C. William Walldorf Jr. challenges this conventional wisdom, arguing that human rights concerns have often led democratic great powers to sever vital strategic partnerships even when it has not been in their interest to do so. Walldorf sets out his case in detailed studies of British alliance relationships with the Ottoman Empire and Portugal in the nineteenth century and of U.S. partnerships with numerous countries-ranging from South Africa, Turkey, Greece and El Salvador to Nicaragua, Chile, and Argentina-during the Cold War. He finds that illiberal behavior by partner states, varying degrees of pressure by nonstate actors, and legislative activism account for the decisions by democracies to terminate strategic partnerships for human rights reasons. To demonstrate the central influence of humanitarian considerations and domestic politics in the most vital of strategic moments of great-power foreign policy, Walldorf argues that Western governments can and must integrate human rights into their foreign policies. Failure to take humanitarian concerns into account, he contends, will only damage their long-term strategic objectives
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1967-
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Walldorf, C. William
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.W146 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Human rights
  • International relations
  • Alliances
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Label
Just politics : human rights and the foreign policy of great powers, C. William Walldorf, Jr, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-219) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10457578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 229 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801446337
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Just politics : human rights and the foreign policy of great powers, C. William Walldorf, Jr, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-219) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10457578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 229 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801446337
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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