• Corpus ID: 152791453

Power and Restraint: Liberal Foreign Policy Theory and America's Rise: 1904-1912

  title={Power and Restraint: Liberal Foreign Policy Theory and America's Rise: 1904-1912},
  author={Jeffrey W. Meiser},
  journal={Political Theory: History of Political Thought eJournal},
  • Jeffrey W. Meiser
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Political Theory: History of Political Thought eJournal
Between the 1898 and 1941 American foreign policy was much more restrained than other great powers and rising powers of this era despite the fact that the USA had the largest economy and highest rate of economic growth among the great powers. Therein lies a puzzle of considerable historical and theoretical significance. Classical/neoclassical and offensive realists would expect a rising power to be especially expansionist in its foreign policy, and yet the U.S. never even matched the… 


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