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The scope of involvement abroad and the collection of goals, strategies and instruments that are selected by governmental policymakers.
Three basic approaches for studying USFP
American Exceptionalism as ideology
The United States is unique among nations, and has a unique moral responsibility in its foreign policy.
Aloof from entanglements of princely diplomacy>> Western Hemisphere>> global leadership.
Exceptionalism as geography
1. US is huge, well endowed with land, population and resources.
2. Two oceans protect it from enemies and assist commercial dominance.
Exceptionalism as history
First modern democracy, longest-standing written constitution.
did not inherit vestiges of ____, (with possible exception of slave-owning South).
Unusually diverse at founding, bound together by...
shared ideas (American Creed) rather than ancestry/ethnic or (religious) creed.
Exceptionalism as sociological and political difference
1. no socialism,
2. The US is much more religious than nearly any other developed country,
3. more insular and self-contained culture industry (American sports).
"no ____ in the United States". US political spectrum is to the ____ of most of the rest of the world.
Seymour Martin Lipset's "American Creed" 5 elements
Belief in ____ and _____ rather than realpolitik, Belief in natural order of ____.
moral superiority and leadership; US supremacy.
contingent on political expediency..>>could involve..
a certain amount of hypocrisy
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