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Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Lawrence Davidson

Abstract

Elected officials, and especially presidential candidates, are increasingly asked to define their relationships to special interest groups. Such special, or private, interests play a disproportionate role in politics and legislation, whether in the form of large commercial or ethnic lobbies or in the shadowy realm of backroom dealmaking. This book argues that widespread public disinterest in global affairs, a prevailing characteristic of American political culture, has given private interest groups a paramount influence over the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. These well ... More

Keywords: global affairs, American political culture, interest groups, U.S. foreign policy, apathy, foreign policy, private groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125244
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Davidson, author