A THEORY OF FOREIGN POLICY

By (author)GLENN PALMER, T

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This book presents a general explanation of how states develop their foreign po1icy The theory stands in contrast to most approaches—which assume that states want to maximize security—by assuming that states pursue two things, or goods, through their foreign policy: change and maintenance. States, in other words, try both to change aspects of the international status quo that they don’t like and maintain those aspects they do like. A state’s ability to do so is largely a function of its relative capability, and since .national capability is finite, a state must make tradeoffs between policies designed to achieve change or maintenance.
ISBN: 0691123594
Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Author: GLENN PALMER

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0691123594

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2006

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215

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Glenn Palmer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University, is Executive Director of the Peace Science Society (International) and Editor-in-Chief of Conflict Management and Peace Science.

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