Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Legitimating Power: The Domestic Politics of U.S. International Hierarchy

    Author:
  • David A. Lake
| Fall 2013

Summary

An examination of U.S. indirect rule over Europe and Central America during the past century suggests that international hierarchy is compatible with democracy and rendered legitimate only when it creates large gains or when subordinate societies share policy preferences similar to those of the United States. In the contemporary Middle East, these conditions are absent, implying that the United States is better off retrenching "East of Suez."

 

Full Text: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/isec/38/2

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For Academic Citation: Lake, David A.. Legitimating Power: The Domestic Politics of U.S. International Hierarchy.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 38. no. 2. (Fall 2013):
74-111
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