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 cohesion because its formation in 1776. even though, because it constructed into an empire by means of the overdue 19th century, the USA additionally has threatened the liberties of alternative peoples, together with local americans, Hawaiians, Latin american citizens, Asians, and Africans. the yank position in global affairs has lengthy been polarized round conflicting photos and techniques. within the identify of counter-terrorism, the Bush management pursued a mostly unilateralist coverage within the center East and in different places. but, within the identify of shielding its nationwide sovereignty, the us additionally has rejected lots of the contemporary multilateral treaties that attempt to include violence via fortifying the guideline of overseas legislation. A unilateralist technique additionally is going mostly opposed to the U.S. postwar multilateralism, which demonstrated the United countries and its really good organisations. This quantity explores those contradictions. participants comprise: 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 ebook Peace & coverage, backed by means of the Toda Institute for international Peace and coverage examine, is now in its 9th yr. it really is devoted to delivering a discussion board for the dialogue of all concerns pertaining to peace, coverage, and the rights and obligations of world citizenship. This most recent quantity fulfills that commitment.

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