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dc.contributor.authorWidmaier, W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:49:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:49:13Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-11-25T05:40:59Z
dc.identifier.issn00208833en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2478.2007.00476.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35084
dc.description.abstractOver the past century, crises have often driven shifts in U.S. foreign policy, as a liberal tradition has been permissive of varying tendencies to isolationism, pragmatism, or a crusading internationalism. While materialist analyses emphasize the impacts of crises on the capabilities of state and societal agents, they obscure the role of agents in interpreting crises. In this paper, I therefore offer a constructivist analysis, stressing the role of presidential rhetoric in the construction of crises as events which legitimate shifts between variants of the American liberal tradition and definitions of the national interest. I specifically examine interpretations of the Cold War and War on Terror offered in the March 1947 Truman Doctrine speech and September 2001 Bush Doctrine speech. Truman and Bush each reinterpreted international challenges as pertaining to ''ways of life,'' transforming security and partisan debates in ways that delegitimated isolationism. In sum, this analysis highlights the enduring traditions and mass understandings which can themselves constrain elite debates.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Incen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom779en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto794en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Studies Quarterlyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume51en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleConstructing Foreign Policy Crises: Interpretive Leadership in the Cold War and War on Terrorismen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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