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Uniting StatesVoluntary Union in World Politics$
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Joseph Parent

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199782192

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.001.0001

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America’s Necessity

America’s Necessity

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(p.59) 4 America’s Necessity
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Uniting States
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Joseph M. Parent

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0004

This chapter examines the formation of the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of realism, constructivism, liberalism, and binding/republican security theory. It finds that while the unification of the United States is a tough case for realism, only realism can explain it. The United States united because they faced optimally intense, indefinite, symmetrical threats, and pro-union elites were in key positions to put their controversial policy in place.

Keywords:   early American history, early American foreign policy, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, realism, liberalism, constructivism, republican security theory

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