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Domestic Society and International Cooperation : The Impact of Protest on US Arms Control Policy - Jeffrey W. Knopf

Domestic Society and International Cooperation

The Impact of Protest on US Arms Control Policy

Hardcover Published: 4th January 2016
ISBN: 9780521622400
Number Of Pages: 310

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In this book, Jeffrey Knopf investigates domestic sources of state preferences about whether to seek cooperation with other countries on security issues. He does so by examining whether public protest against nuclear weapons influenced US decisions to enter strategic arms talks. The analysis builds on the domestic structure approach to explaining foreign policy, using it as the starting point to develop a new framework with which to trace the influence of societal actors. The book's finding that protest had a major impact suggests that prevailing conceptions of the relation between domestic politics and international cooperation need to be broadened. Existing approaches typically assume that state preferences are set by political leaders or powerful interests, thereby treating the rest of society only as a constraint on state action. In contrast, this book demonstrates that ordinary citizens can also serve as a direct stimulus to the development of a state interest in cooperation.

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"...Knopf makes a truly significant contribution." David Skidmore, Political Science Quarterly

The domestic politics of cooperation: three views
Protest and arms control: a first look
A framework for assessing activism's influence
Eisenhower's first initiatives: a matter of priorities
Eisenhower and the test ban movement
The decision to begin SALT
Reagan and the freeze movement
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ISBN: 9780521622400
ISBN-10: 0521622409
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 4th January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.61