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Titre : Democratic Transition and Human Rights: ...
Éditeur : State University of New York Press, United States
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : New..
Language: English . Brand New Book. This book analyzes U.S. foreign policy in relation to human rights and democratic development abroad. Its purpose is to determine if, and how, human rights policies, or their neglect, have led to Realpolitik successes for the United States. In addition, it addresses the issue of how Washington might best respond to challenges in which a choice apparently must be made between support for democracy and preservation of U.S. national interests. Through a comparative analysis of Iran under the Shah, Nicaragua under the Somozas, and the Philippines under Marcos, Steinmetz evaluates the effectiveness of American priorities in authoritarian states that were perceived to protect U.S. interests. Rejecting the policy prescriptions of the neoconservative and neorealist schools, she concludes that protection of human rights abroad is desirable, not because of its moral implications per se, but because of its positive contributions to the preservation of U.S. national interests. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9780791414330
Synopsis : Steinmetz (political science, Rutgers U.) investigates whether human rights policies, or a lack of them, have led to practical political victories for the US government, and how the government might best respond to choices between its own interests and someone else's freedom. After a comparative analysis of Iran under the Shah, Nicaragua under the
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