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The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Joseph S. Nye

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The U.S. “war on terror” response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 has exposed the extent, already apparent on various other fronts, to which U.S. foreign policy has become unilateralist, ... More


A Maxim of Justice: Its Birth and Rebirth

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asserts that the U.S. traces the principle of equality to the idea that human beings were created in God's image, and discusses the evolution of the doctrine of equal protection via ... More


The American Colossus

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The U.S. security policy needs to be based on a proper appreciation of the roots of the nation's superpower status, which recognizes the contribution of “soft” (economic and cultural) power to the ... More


The Information Revolution

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The information revolution, which is now transforming societies around the world, is also changing the nature of governments and sovereignty, increasing the role of non‐state actors, and enhancing ... More


Globalization

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The internationalization of the world has been proceeding for centuries, though not with the “thickness” of pace and intensity of globalization today. The notion that globalization is tantamount to ... More


The Home Front

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A key concern in U.S. security policy planning must be to identify the risks of moral and cultural decay from within, that could erode and destroy the sources of U.S. “soft” power, and thereby ... More


Redefining the National Interest

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The issues raised in the foregoing chapters demonstrate the importance, insufficiently appreciated by the current administration of President George. W. Bush, of defining the U.S. national interest ... More


Taking on Goliath: Why Personal Injury Litigation May Represent the Future of Transnational Cause Lawyering

Anne Bloom

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the background and litigation proceedings in the case of Dow Chemical Company and Shell Oil Company versus Domingo Castro Alfaro (et al.), a case in which a Texas personal ... More


Cause Lawyering in the Shadow of the State: A U.S. Immigration Example

Susan Bibler Coutin

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The protracted civil war in El Salvador during the 1980s led to a substantial increase in illegal migration into the U.S.A., and to a consequent economic dependency, despite U.S. anti‐immigration ... More


State Transformation and the Struggle for Symbolic Capital: Cause Lawyers, the Organized Bar, and Capital Punishment in the United States

Austin Sarat

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In an effort to show toughness on crime, the symbolism of a greater readiness to inflict capital punishment has attracted many state authorities in the U.S.A. This has in turn provoked a heightened ... More


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