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By Kevin P. Clements

because the world's first democracy with a written structure and invoice of Rights, the USA has stood for worldwide aspirations towards democratic liberty, equality, and harmony considering the fact that its formation in 1776. in spite of the fact that, because it built into an empire by way of the overdue 19th century, the USA additionally has threatened the liberties of alternative peoples, together with local american citizens, Hawaiians, Latin americans, Asians, and Africans. the yankee function in international affairs has lengthy been polarized round conflicting photographs and techniques. within the identify of counter-terrorism, the Bush management pursued a mostly unilateralist coverage within the center East and in other places. but, within the identify of shielding its nationwide sovereignty, the us additionally has rejected many of the fresh multilateral treaties that attempt to comprise violence via fortifying the guideline of overseas legislation. A unilateralist procedure additionally is going principally opposed to the U.S. postwar multilateralism, which verified the United international locations and its really expert organisations. This quantity explores those contradictions. individuals contain: Kevin P. Clements, Tom Coffman, Audrey Kitagawa, Jeffrey F. Addicott, Steven Zunes, Vivien Stewart, Kathy Ferguson, Phyllis Turnbull, Bilveer Singh, Ibrahim G. Aoude, Richard Falk, Ann Wright, Beverley Kleever, Linda Groff, George Kent, Majid Tehranian, Mohammad Ali, Terrence Paupp, Gillian younger, Mihay Simaii, and David Krieger. the yearly book Peace & coverage, subsidized via the Toda Institute for international Peace and coverage learn, is now in its 9th 12 months. it truly is devoted to delivering a discussion board for the dialogue of all concerns touching on peace, coverage, and the rights and duties of world citizenship. This most up-to-date quantity fulfills that commitment.

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