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Corporatism

Steven Hurst

in Cold War US Foreign Policy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780748620791
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652686 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0005
Corporatism

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This chapter examines the corporatist interpretation of US Cold War foreign policy. It explains the concept of corporatism and contends that as a perspective in diplomatic history it shares with revisionism a focus on the domestic economic sources of foreign policy. It analyses the works of Michael J. Hogan and Thomas J. McCormick and argues that corporatism as a perspective remains underdeveloped and underutilised, at least in part because those who advocated it failed to explore its full potential.

Keywords: corporatism; foreign policy; Cold War; United States; diplomatic history; domestic economic resources; Michael J. Hogan; Thomas J. McCormick

Chapter.  9599 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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