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French and US approaches to foreign policy

Based on document analysis, and on the evaluations, perceptions and judgments of people involved in framing, making, and applying foreign policy in both countries as foreign affairs officials, law makers, or think tanks' associates, this book presents the differing worldviews and concepts for establishing an international order. It is argued that the differences between U.S. and French approaches to foreign policies and international affairs are historically entrenched in political cultures, and could transcend other elements such as economic interests, or the political inclinations of the individuals or parties who control their governments. Many of the findings could be applied to the differences and similarities between the U.S. and other European countries.
Print Book, English, 2014
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Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2014
viii, 126 pages ; 23 cm.
9781137358783, 1137358785
Table of Contents Foreword by Godfrey Hodgson Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Continuity and Variation of French Foreign Policy since 1945 3. The Dynamics of U.S. Foreign Policy: Exceptionalism and Providentialism 4. Two Models of Universalism: Contrasting Findings Bibliography Index