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Transformational Leadership And American Foreign Policy: A Preliminary Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Nye, Joseph S., Jr.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-21T16:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-21T16:41:29Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/55955
dc.description.abstract Foreign policy is usually over-determined. The “national interest” often appears to be an immutable dictation of the international system and of domestic politics. As Henry Kissinger put it when he was Secretary of State, “the essential outlines of U.S. policy will remain the same no matter who wins the U.S. Presidential election” (Wittkopf, 2003, 524). Yet sometimes, “reality” is more malleable than it first appears. Not so long ago, it seemed “unimaginable” that the Soviet Union would disappear and Germany would be peacefully reunited. As former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft put it in 2003, the main divisions in foreign policy today are not between liberals and conservatives, but between the traditionalists and the transformationalists.1 The transformationalists believe that “we know what has to be done and have the power to do it. What has to be done is to transform the Middle East into a collection of democracies. That will bring peace and stability” (Rothkopf, 2005, 428). Transformational leadership has become a central part of the current debate about American foreign policy. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Public Leadership en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Center for Public Leadership Working Paper Series;06-11
dc.rights Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ en
dc.subject cpl en_US
dc.subject hks en_US
dc.subject kennedy school en_US
dc.subject leadership en_US
dc.subject transform en_US
dc.subject american foreign policy en_US
dc.subject foreign policy en_US
dc.subject president en_US
dc.subject transformational leadership en_US
dc.title Transformational Leadership And American Foreign Policy: A Preliminary Analysis en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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