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Three Frameworks in Search of a Policy: US Democracy Promotion in Asia‐Pacific

Takashi Inoguchi

in American Democracy Promotion

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240975
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598999 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240973.003.0013
 Three Frameworks in Search of a Policy: US Democracy Promotion in Asia‐Pacific

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The author argues that in order to understand the impact of US democracy promotion efforts it is vital to examine what he terms the three different ‘frameworks’ that now shape the American outlook of the world: the Westphalian, the anti‐Utopian, and the Philadelphian. All three coexist in a very uneasy way and compete with each other to determine US foreign policy in Asia‐Pacific. He looks at the cases of China, Japan, and Cambodia.

Keywords: anti‐Utopian paradigm; Asia‐Pacific; Cambodia; China; democracy promotion; foreign policy; Japan; Philadelphian paradigm; USA; Westphalian paradigm

Chapter.  9576 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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