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America's Liberal Grand Strategy: Democracy and National Security in the Post‐War Era

G. John Ikenberry

in American Democracy Promotion

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240975
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598999 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240973.003.0006
 America's Liberal Grand Strategy: Democracy and National Security in the Post‐War Era

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Analyses democracy promotion as part of America's ‘liberal grand strategy’, i.e. the notion that the US is better able to pursue its interests, reduce security threats, and foster a stable political order when other states are democracies. It provides answers to the following questions: What are the elements of the liberal grand strategy? Why has it been so persistent? Which groups support it within the foreign policy community? How significant is the liberal democratic orientation in current American foreign policy?

Keywords: democracy promotion; foreign policy; liberal democracy; liberal grand strategy; national interests; security; USA

Chapter.  11841 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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