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Introduction

Lawrence Davidson

in Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book aims to find an explanation for the seeming lack of interest among average Americans in the country's foreign policies and ventures, which usually require vast amount of resources but, as ... More


Formulating Foreign Policy in a Factocracy

Lawrence Davidson

in Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter suggests that the American political system is a factocracy, a democracy not of individuals but of competing interest groups or factions. Using their collective resources, factions are ... More


The Factocracy Diversifies

Lawrence Davidson

in Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines several ethnic and ideological lobby groups and how they work to influence the country's foreign policy. These groups include the American Friends of Vietnam, which stood for ... More


Privatizing National Interest—the Cuba Lobby

Lawrence Davidson

in Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Cuba lobby is an excellent example of a special interest that continues to influence American foreign policy. Although Cuba poses little threat to American interests and policies, especially ... More


Privatizing national Interest—the Israel Lobby

Lawrence Davidson

in Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Incidents of anti-Semitic discrimination in the US during the interwar and World War II period heightened the feelings of insecurity among American Jews. Realizing that they could not rely on reason ... More


Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform

Carol E. Jordan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144917
eISBN:
9780813144924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Family History

For nearly a century, a national reform movement to advance the status of women has made its presence known in statehouses and courthouses across America. This book describes the history of that ... More


General Reformer

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Blair was a major spokesman for the following general reforms: recognition of the rights of organized labor; political rights for African Americans; more rights for women; and he sought to control ... More


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