This book presents a general explanation of how states develop their foreign policy. 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 ...

A Theory of Foreign Policy 2010, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691146553

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A Theory of Foreign Policy 2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691123592