By Charles W. Kegley
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Government is organized for foreign policy-making affects the substance of American foreign policy itself. This is the core notion of a governmental influence on foreign policy. These institutions lie at the core of the governmental source category. It embraces ‘‘those aspects of a government’s structure that limit or enhance the foreign policy choices made by decision makers’’ (Rosenau 1966). S. presidential system of government. The Constitution purposefully seeks to constrain any one branch of government from exercising the kind of dictatorial powers wielded by Britain’s King George III, against whom the American colonists revolted.
The United States, now with the unprecedented support of the Soviet Union in the United Nations Security Council, took the lead in organizing a military response to Iraq’s aggression, based on the same principle of collective security that Wilson, Roosevelt, and Truman had embraced. President Bush evoked images of the ‘‘next American century’’ and a ‘‘new world order’’ in which the ‘‘rule of law’’ would reign supreme. ’’ Once before, however, the United States had rejected the world’s call for leadership and responsibility.
Hart has little sympathy for the language of imperialism and triumphalism that has emerged since 9/11, particularly among neoconservative circles. ‘‘There is always the possibility that the American people, out of fear of terrorism, desire for cheap oil, or just sheer arrogance of power, are now prepared to become imperialists and colonists,’’ he writes. However, strategists of empire should not bank on this character transformation, particularly when the costs of empire come due. Larger armies and navies, more invasions, systematic loss of troops to hostile guerilla factions, higher taxes, larger deficits—all have distinctly sobering effects.
American foreign policy: pattern and process by Charles W. Kegley