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Author Krasner, Stephen D., 1942- author.

Title How to make love to a despot : an alternative foreign policy for the twenty-first century / Stephen D. Krasner.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  327.73 KRA    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 320 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-301) and index.
Contents So you want to make the world a better place -- The nature of threats in the modern era -- Accounting for history and human nature -- The difficulty in replicating success -- Good enough governance -- Corruption is unavoidable -- Elections sometimes lead to bad outcomes -- Historical examples of forcing your neighbor's hand -- What happened in Afghanistan and Iraq? -- Colombia, a model for good enough governance -- The rare occurrence of consolidated democracy.
Summary "After generations of foreign policy failures, America can now make the world safer by abandoning utopian goals and working with difficult characters. In the past fifty years, the United States has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in the idea that state-building can make the world "safe for democracy," but the return on that investment has been woeful. Witnessing the failure of this utopian vision of a world full of market-oriented democracies, many observers turn to the dystopian view that all investment in undemocratic countries should halt. Yet ignoring these troubled countries risks our safety as nuclear proliferation, environmental devastation, and pandemics threaten all. Drawing on his formidable foreign policy experience, Krasner explains that eliminating corruption or holding free and fair elections is often not possible today in many parts of the world, but negotiated compromises and halting large-scale theft is. Better security and some economic growth are possible everywhere. How to Make Love to a Despot defines a new and pragmatic American foreign policy vision that quells terrorism and leads to "good governance" around the globe"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Corruption -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States.
Democratization -- Government policy -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
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