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US Politics and the United Nations : A Tale of Dysfunctional Dynamics (Hardcover) (Alynna J. Lyon)

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This book chronicles the changing relationship between the US and the United Nations and the factors that promote cooperation and engagement through the UN system, as well as obstacles to multilateralism, particularly dysfunctional dynamics at the domestic level, such as politicized executive-legislative relations, a divided government, and an increase in partisan politics. Chapters address international factors and the role of the domestic context in US multilateralism; why the US domestic political environment promoted the creation of the UN in 1945; early enthusiasm and support of the UN, followed by decline in the next 40 years; negativity about the UN in the 1990s that undermined public support; how the US-UN relationship fell to its lowest point during the second Bush administration; efforts during the Obama administration for multilateral policy coordination; and the roots of the problem with US multilateralism in American exceptionalism, fear of loss of sovereignty, and congressional obstructionism. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 251
Genre: Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Author: Alynna J. Lyon
Language: English
Street Date: September 9, 2016
TCIN: 51045001
UPC: 9781626374560
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-7409
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