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Shaped by War and Trade : International Influences on American Political Development - Ira Katznelson

Shaped by War and Trade

International Influences on American Political Development

By: Ira Katznelson (Editor), Martin Shefter (Editor)

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In the twenty-first century, globalization poses major challenges to the key players in U.S. domestic politics--challenges similar to many that Americans have faced from abroad since the nation's founding. But it is only in recent decades that links have been drawn between the study of American political development and international relations; even now, emphasis falls primarily on how domestic politics affects the world arena. This book redresses the imbalance.

Ten leading scholars explore how, over the past two centuries, the changing positions of the United States in the world economy and in the international political order have shaped U.S. political institutions and domestic politics. Ira Katznelson, Aristide R. Zolberg, and Robert O. Keohane demonstrate the central role that efforts to contend with foreign military and economic competition played in forming the major institutions of U.S. government from the framing of the Constitution through the Civil War. Martin Shefter, Theda Skocpol (writing with Ziad Munson, Andrew Karch, and Bayliss Camp), Ronald Rogowski, and Judith Goldstein show how the nation's political institutions were transformed by problems of war and trade the U.S. subsequently faced. Aaron L. Friedberg, Bartholomew H. Sparrow, and Peter A. Gourevitch conclude the volume by analyzing how international conflicts during and after the Cold War influenced governmental institutions and domestic politics in the United States over the past fifty years. Shaped by War and Trade sets the agenda for further exploration of a topic whose discussion is long overdue.

One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2003 "The contributions to this volume, all preeminent scholars of American politics or international relations, examine how exigencies from beyond US borders shaped American political development... The book is important and pathbreaking."--Choice

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Rewriting the Epic of America by Ira Katznelsonp. 3
International Engagement and American Democracy: A Comparative Perspective by Aristide R. Zolbergp. 24
America In The Antebellum Worldp. 55
International Commitments and American Political Institutions in the Nineteenth Century by Robert O. Keohanep. 57
Flexible Capacity: The Military and Early American Statebuilding by Ira Katznelsonp. 82
War And Tradep. 111
War, Trade, and U.S. Party Politics by Martin Shefterp. 113
Patriotic Partnerships: Why Great Wars Nourished American Civic Voluntarism by Theda Skocpol, Ziad Munson, Andrew Karch, and Bayliss Camp 134
Trade and Representation: How Diminishing Geographic Concentration Augments Protectionist Pressures in the U.S. House of Representatives by Ronald Rogowskip. 181
International Forces and Domestic Politics: Trade Policy and Institution Building in the United States by Judith Goldsteinp. 211
America Since 1940p. 237
American Antistatism and the Founding of the Cold War State by Aaron L. Friedbergp. 239
Limited Wars and the Attenuation of the State: Soldiers, Money, and Political Communication in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam by Bartholomew H. Sparrowp. 267
Reinventing the American State: Political Dynamics in the Post-Cold War Era by Peter A. Gourevitchp. 301
Conclusionp. 331
International Influences on American Political Development by Martin Shefterp. 333
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780691057040
ISBN-10: 0691057044
Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 21st April 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.54