Gov 3:18 - Gov 3/18 18/03/2008 12:28:00 Carter and the...

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Unformatted text preview: Gov 3/18 18/03/2008 12:28:00 Carter and the Politics of Reform A. Carters political calculus Values versus power Carter and the Democrats Oil and interdependence B. North-South politics The panama canal Africa on its own terms Camp David Accord C. The Great reversal The arc of crisis Carters Doctrine Hoffmans critique Lecturing on need to get tough on soviets; Carter went on the offensive, describing soviet relationship as critical Stepped up military spending; declared that anything soviets do would be a direct threat to US Transition; marks end of retrenchment and adjustment that began w/Nixon; beginning of 2 nd cold war (during Reagans reign); important bc it reveals dos and donts of FP Gaddis stresses that Carters idealism is preoccupied with human rights overseas, driven more by personal value system than carefully weighed decisions about intl and domestic pros and cons; Trubowitz thinks Carter was not a nave idealist, unlike Gaddis Throughout 76 campaign, Carter criticized Nixon for focusing too much on virtue, not power should be hallmark of USs FP; the better at home, the more influential abroad; US should and could lead by example; 76 campaign based on these...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Gov 3:18 - Gov 3/18 18/03/2008 12:28:00 Carter and the...

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