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POLI 2518 Ideas, Values, and American Foreign Policy (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

What are the historical roots and contemporary implications of liberalism and nation-building in American foreign policy? In what ways have liberalism and nation-building shaped presidential foreign policy doctrines and priorities? How have U.S. foreign policy leaders attempted to spread core ideas and institutions to other countries? In particular, how have key American officials understood the relationship between markets and democracy? To what extent might U.S. policies and decisions be expected to spread liberalism to countries in the Middle East? Finally, what can be learned from the continuing cases of Afghanistan and Iraq?

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David A. Deese

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Feb-18