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By Kevin P. Clements

because the world's first democracy with a written structure and invoice of Rights, the U.S. has stood for international aspirations towards democratic liberty, equality, and cohesion considering its formation in 1776. besides the fact that, because it constructed into an empire by way of the overdue 19th century, the U.S. additionally has threatened the liberties of different peoples, together with local american citizens, Hawaiians, Latin americans, Asians, and Africans. the yankee position in global affairs has lengthy been polarized round conflicting photos and methods. within the identify of counter-terrorism, the Bush management pursued a mostly unilateralist coverage within the heart East and in different places. but, within the identify of defending its nationwide sovereignty, the U.S. additionally has rejected many of the contemporary multilateral treaties that try to include violence through fortifying the rule of thumb of overseas legislations. A unilateralist technique additionally is going mostly opposed to the U.S. postwar multilateralism, which tested the United countries and its really good organizations. This quantity explores those contradictions. members 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 booklet Peace & coverage, backed by way of the Toda Institute for international Peace and coverage examine, is now in its 9th yr. it really is devoted to offering a discussion board for the dialogue of all matters pertaining to peace, coverage, and the rights and tasks of worldwide citizenship. This most recent quantity fulfills that commitment.

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