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because the world's first democracy with a written structure and invoice of Rights, the USA has stood for worldwide aspirations towards democratic liberty, equality, and harmony considering its formation in 1776. despite the fact that, because it constructed into an empire by way of the past due 19th century, the USA additionally has threatened the liberties of alternative peoples, together with local americans, Hawaiians, Latin american citizens, Asians, and Africans. the yank position in global affairs has lengthy been polarized round conflicting photographs and techniques. within the identify of counter-terrorism, the Bush management pursued a mostly unilateralist coverage within the heart East and somewhere else. but, within the identify of shielding its nationwide sovereignty, the U.S. additionally has rejected many of the fresh multilateral treaties that attempt to include violence by way of fortifying the guideline of overseas legislation. A unilateralist approach additionally is going principally opposed to the U.S. postwar multilateralism, which proven the United countries and its really good corporations. This quantity explores those contradictions. participants comprise: Kevin P. Clements, Tom Coffman, Audrey Kitagawa, Jeffrey F. Addicott, Steven Zunes, Vivien Stewart, Kathy Ferguson, Phyllis Turnbull, Bilveer Singh, Ibrahim G. Aoude, Richard Falk, Ann Wright, Beverley Kleever, Linda Groff, George Kent, Majid Tehranian, Mohammad Ali, Terrence Paupp, Gillian younger, Mihay Simaii, and David Krieger. the once a year book Peace & coverage, backed through the Toda Institute for worldwide Peace and coverage learn, is now in its 9th 12 months. it really is devoted to supplying a discussion board for the dialogue of all matters bearing on peace, coverage, and the rights and tasks of worldwide citizenship. This most recent quantity fulfills that commitment.

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