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Politics and Strategy Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft

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ISBN-10: 0691149585

ISBN-13: 9780691149585

Edition: 2011

Authors: Peter Trubowitz

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.17" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Peter Trubowitz is professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of "Defining the National Interest".

List of Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Statesmen, Partisans, and Geopolitics
The Two Faces of Grand Strategy
Statesmen as Strategic Politicians
Grand Strategy Past and Present
Grand Strategy's Microfoundations
Variations in Grand Strategy
A Model of Executive Choice
Determinants of Grand Strategy
Research Design and Outline
Why States Appease Their Foes
The Appeasement Puzzle
George Washington and the Appeasement of Britain
Britain, and the Confederacy
Hitler, and Appeasement, 1936-1939
Appeasement Reconsidered
When States Expand
Theories of Expansionism
Republican Factionalism, and the Monroe Doctrine
Cuba, and the Threat of Domestic Populism
September 11, and the Promise of Party Realignment
Expansionism: Necessity or Choice?
Why States Underreach
Strategies of Restraint
Jacksonian Fissures and Martin Van Buren's Strategic Adjustment
Herbert Hoover, Republican Sectarianism, and Strategic Retrenchment
Bill Clinton, the Democrats, and Selective Engagement
The Paradox of Strategic "Underextension"
Conclusion: Statecraft's Twin Engines
American Balancing in Historical Perspective
Geopolitics and Partisan Politics: Managing Cross-Pressure
Secondary Powers and Nondemocracies
Barack Obama and Grand Strategy
References
Index