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Foreign Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

1st Edition

By Amitai Etzioni


166 pages

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This collection of essays by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni aims to provoke reconsiderations of basic assumptions of foreign policy by students, academics and practitioners.

With chapters focusing on the Middle East, China and the EU, as well as articles with a more global focus, the book offers thought-provoking and insightful perspectives on international foreign policy which challenge existing academic debate in the field.

It will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of foreign policy and international relations.

Table of Contents


The Middle East

The Democratization Mirage

No Clash of Civilizations


Fighting China?

A New Approach for U.S.-China Relations


The EU Community Deficit

How to Not Assimilate New Immigrants


Defining Down Sovereignty

Spheres of Influence

Self-determination: the Democratization Test

Privacy vs. Security: Should the Tech Companies Decide?

About the Author

Amitai Etzioni is Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, USA. He served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994-95, and in 1989-90 was the founding president of the International Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization’s quarterly journal, from 1991-2004. He is the author of over thirty books, including From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (2004), How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (2004), and Security First: For A Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy (2007).

About the Series


A Chatham House Series on Critical Issues in International Affairs

Insights seeks to provide new perspectives and knowledge on an increasingly complex, uncertain and interconnected world. Concise, lively and authoritative, these books will, through different modes of interpretation, put a wide range of country, regional and international developments into the global context. Focusing on topical issues within key policy areas such as Health, Security, Economics, Law and the Environment, books will be accessible in style, written by leading experts—both academic and practitioner—anticipating trends and illuminating new ideas and thinking. Insights will be of great interest to all those seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the policy challenges and choices facing decision-makers, both in the academic and practitioner world and the more general readership.

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