Trans-National Society, Sovereignty, and Leadership : The Environment of Foreign Policy.

by Horst Mendershausen

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A study of international politics focusing on the pattern of duality that the concepts of trans-national society and sovereign states have brought about in international affairs. The two concepts have created a condition of order and chaos that is the result of the play of two unreconciled principles. The present environment poses formidable problems for future U.S. foreign policy: challenges to orderly existence resulting from the progress of transnational activities and the probability of unprincipled behavior on the part of sovereign states. Should the United States persist in meeting its commitments or should it jettison them? If it does the latter, how can U.S. involvement in transnational society be safeguarded? A middle course, perhaps the one most eagerly sought, demands difficult choices among goals, methods, and partners. 45 pp.

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