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Ideas & Ideals

Essays on Politics in Honor of, 1st Edition

By Stanley Hoffmann


448 pages

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This rich collection of original essays pays tribute to Stanley Hoffmann, a preeminent scholar of international relations and French politics who has inspired former students to explore the links between domestic society and foreign policy and between theory and practice. In two autobiographical chapters, Hoffmann traces his personal odyssey from France to America, and in a moving testament of shared teaching and learning, the late Judith Shklar clarifies their generation’s immense influence on contemporary political science. With a comprehensive overview by Linda B. Miller and Michael Joseph Smith, this volume provides an indispensable record of intellectual achievement from the origins of World War II to the turbulent aftermath of the Cold War.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Perspectives on Teaching and Scholarship -- A Retrospective on World Politics -- To Be or Not to Be French -- Reflections on an Ideal Influence -- Teaching Ideologies with Stanley -- Stanley Hoffmann as Teacher -- Retracing Steps Backwards -- Managing the Unmanageable: Choices in an Anarchic Milieu -- Sovereignty, Interdependence, and International Institutions -- Democracy and Deterrence: What Have They Done to Each Other? -- Ethics and Intervention -- The Just-War Ethic Revisited -- Superpower Peacemaking, 1945–1989 -- State and Society: Change and Constraints -- In Search of Models: International Political Economy in France, Japan, and Elsewhere -- Patterns of Policymaking in the French Fifth Republic: Strong Governments, Cycles of Reform, and Political Malaise -- Traditional French Management and the Competitiveness Imperative -- Full Circle: America’s World Role Debated -- Notes from the Muddy Mainstream: Economics and Security in U.S. Foreign Policy -- Recapturing the Past: Beliefs and Believers -- Woodrow Wilson and the Election of Good Men in Latin America -- The Nation: In What Community? The Politics of Commemoration in Postwar France -- Structural Constraints and Decision-Making: The Case of Britain in the 1930s -- From le Mouvement Poujade to the Front National: Studies on the Dark Side of French Politics -- Imagining Alternative Futures -- Sovereignty and Citizenship: The Old France and the New Europe -- Feminism and Foreign Policy -- International Law and the Use of Force: Beyond Regime Theory -- International Relations: Still an American Social Science?

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