lecture09 - Foreign Policy & War PS 141B; Week 4,...

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PS 141B; Week 4, Lecture 9; October 29, 2007 1. A. Overview B. Isolationism vs. Internationalism 1) Isolationism: A belief that engagement with other nations is an inherently risky enterprise that affords more dangers than opportunities. Isolationism involves not involvement in the international system. 2) Internationalism: A belief that states have no choice but to participate actively in world affairs to pursue their basic interests. Nations must open their borders and minds to the world whether they like it or not. 3) America’s Long History of Isolationism 4) Second World War a) Nation’s reluctance to enter the war b) Ballad of October 16 c) 3 Americans; Life Magazine 5) Before Vietnam 6) After Vietnam 7) Post-Cold War C. Socioeconomic Influences on Foreign Policy 1) Isolationism by Social Class 2) Isolationism, 1960 vs. 2004 D. Defense Spending 1) Defense Spending, Increase or Decrease 2) Support for Increasing Defense Spending by Education
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course POL SCI 141B taught by Professor Hussey/gussin during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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