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From wealth to power : the unusual origins of America's world role, Fareed Zakaria

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From wealth to power : the unusual origins of America's world role
Title
From wealth to power
Title remainder
the unusual origins of America's world role
Statement of responsibility
Fareed Zakaria
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If rich nations routinely become great powers, Zakaria asks, then how do we explain the strange inactivity of the United States in the late nineteenth century? By 1885, the U.S. was the richest country in the world. And yet, by all military, political, and diplomatic measures, it was a minor power. To explain this discrepancy, Zakaria considers a wide variety of cases between 1865 and 1908 in which the U.S. considered expanding its influence in such diverse places as Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Iceland. Taking a position consistent with the realist theory of international relations, he argues that the President and his administration tried to increase the country's political influence abroad when they saw an increase in the nation's relative economic power. But they frequently had to curtail their plans for expansion, he shows, because they lacked a strong central government that could harness that economic power for the purposes of foreign policy. America was an unusual power - a strong nation with a weak state. It was not until late in the century, when power shifted from states to the federal government and from the legislative to the executive branch, that leaders in Washington could mobilize the nation's resources for international influence
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Zakaria, Fareed
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E661.7
LC item number
.Z35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • USA
  • International relations
  • Relations internationales
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen
  • Rijkdom
  • Politieke macht
  • Relations internationales
  • Grandes puissances
  • Weltpolitik
Label
From wealth to power : the unusual origins of America's world role, Fareed Zakaria
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: What Makes a Great Power?
  • A Theory of Foreign Policy: Why Do States Expand?
  • Imperial Understretch: Power and Nonexpansion, 1865-1889
  • The Rise of the American State, 1877-1896: The Foundation for a New Foreign Policy
  • The New Diplomacy, 1889-1908: The Emergence of a Great Power
  • Conclusion: Strong Nation, Weak State
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 199 pages
Isbn
9780691044965
Lccn
97034245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37437597
  • (OCoLC)ocm37437597
Label
From wealth to power : the unusual origins of America's world role, Fareed Zakaria
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: What Makes a Great Power?
  • A Theory of Foreign Policy: Why Do States Expand?
  • Imperial Understretch: Power and Nonexpansion, 1865-1889
  • The Rise of the American State, 1877-1896: The Foundation for a New Foreign Policy
  • The New Diplomacy, 1889-1908: The Emergence of a Great Power
  • Conclusion: Strong Nation, Weak State
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 199 pages
Isbn
9780691044965
Lccn
97034245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37437597
  • (OCoLC)ocm37437597

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