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Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia

Henry R. Nau and Deepa Ollapally


This book provides a serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five world powers who have gained more influence as the US's has waned: China, Japan, India, Russia, and Iran. Featuring a leading regional scholar for each chapter, each chapter identifies the most important domestic schools of thought—nationalists, realists, globalists, idealists/exceptionalists—and connects them to the historical and institutional sources that fuel each nation's foreign policy experience. While scholars have applied this approach to US foreign policy, this book tracks the competing schools of forei ... More

Keywords: domestic foreign policy, China, Japan, India, Russia, Iran, foreign policy experience, US foreign policy, influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937479
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry R. Nau, editor
George Washington University

Deepa Ollapally, editor
George Washington University

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