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America and the World: The Double Bind Volume 9, Peace and Policy

By Kevin P. Clements Copyright 2005
    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    197 Pages
    by Routledge

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    As the world's first democracy with a written constitution and Bill of Rights, the United States has stood for global aspirations toward democratic liberty, equality, and solidarity since its formation in 1776. However, as it developed into an empire by the late nineteenth century, the United States also has threatened the liberties of other peoples, including Native Americans, Hawaiians, Latin Americans, Asians, and Africans. The American role in world affairs has long been polarized around two conflicting images and strategies. In the name of counter-terrorism, the Bush administration pursued a largely unilateralist policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Yet, in the name of protecting its national sovereignty, the United States also has rejected most of the recent multilateral treaties that strive to contain violence by fortifying the rule of international law. A unilateralist strategy also goes largely against the U.S. postwar multilateralism, which established the United Nations and its specialized agencies. This volume explores these contradictions. Contributors include: 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 Young, Mihay Simaii, and David Krieger. The annual publication Peace & Policy, sponsored by the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, is now in its ninth year. It is dedicated to providing a forum for the discussion of all issues concerning peace, policy, and the rights and responsibilities of global citizenship. This latest volume fulfills that commitment.

    PrefaceMajid Tehranian IntroductionKevin P. Clements Part I The Double Bind1 The American Antecedent to IraqTom Coffman 2 The United States in Foreign Affairs:Source of Global Security or Source of Global Fear?Audrey E. Kitagawa 3 In Defense of US Counter-Terrorist PoliciesJeffrey F. Addicott 4 A Critique of US Counter-Terrorism PoliciesStephen Zunes 5 American Portable SovereigntyKathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull 6 Re-Entering UNESCO: The Rough andthe SmoothRichard T. Arndt 7 Southeast Asian Challenges to US Counter-Terrorist PoliciesBilveer Singh 8 The US Role in the Palestinian-Israeli ConflictIbrahim G. Aoude Part II The Quest for Alternatives9 Arriving at a Gandhian Moment?Richard Falk 10 Resigning as ResistanceMary Ann Wright 11 Resisting Shock and AweBeverly Ann Deepe Keever 12 Replacing the Bush DoctrineLinda Groff 13 Human Rights in Global GovernanceGeorge Kent 14 Repairing American-Iranian RelationsMajid Tehranian 15 Honoring ReligionsMuhamad Ali 16 Honoring SpiritualityTerrence Edward Paupp Part III Roadmaps to Peace17 Disarming Nuclear WeaponsDavid Krieger 18 Strengthening the Capacity of the UNMihaly Simai 19 Feminism and Peace: Towards a New World?Gillian Youngs ReferencesContributors


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