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By Nicolas Guilhot

ISBN-10: 1107169739

ISBN-13: 9781107169739

ISBN-10: 1316621111

ISBN-13: 9781316621110

After the Enlightenment is the 1st try at knowing sleek political realism as a ancient phenomenon. Realism isn't an everlasting knowledge inherited from Thucydides, Machiavelli or Hobbes, yet a twentieth-century phenomenon rooted within the interwar years, the cave in of the Weimar Republic, and the move of principles among Continental Europe and the U.S.. The ebook presents the 1st highbrow historical past of the increase of realism in the US, because it knowledgeable coverage and educational circles after 1945. It breaks in the course of the slim confines of the self-discipline of diplomacy and resituates realism in the situation of yankee liberalism. Realism supplied a brand new framework for overseas coverage pondering and remodeled the character of yank democracy. This e-book sheds mild at the emergence of 'rational selection' as a brand new paradigm for political decision-making and speaks to the present revival in realism in overseas affairs.

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