The Post September 11 Debate Over Empire, Globalization, and Fragmentation
Walter LaFeber proposes that the September 11 attacks resulted from processes of globalization that had begun a generation earlier. He explains that those processes triggered an uneven distribution of wealth and, especially, a decentralization of power that led to an attack on the United States by an individual, nonstate, terrorist group that utilized some of the most advanced methods provided by globalization technologies. The article uses these contexts to explore the Clinton and Bush administrations’ responses to the globalization/decentralization phenomena that climaxed in the September 11 tragedies.
The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror
RICHARD BETTS argues that the September 11 attacks were a response to American primacy and then applies offense-defense theory to explain the intense advantages that terrorist groups have in launching offensive strikes and in exploiting the defenses that a nation can put up in this era of globalization and asymmetric warfare.
An Interim Assessment of September 11: What Has Changed and What Has Not?
Robert Jervis argues that contrary to much conventional wisdom, terrorism has not weakened most states, understanding the “root causes” of terrorism is not a firm foundation for policy, the concept of a war on terrorism is flawed, and American policy is likely to be more unilateral than multilateral.
Managing the Racial Breach: Clinton, Black-White Polarization, and the Race Initiative
Claire Jean Kim explores why President Clinton launched the Presidential Initiative on Race in 1997 despite the apparent political risks associated with confronting the black-white breach on racial issues. She argues that Clinton launched the race initiative precisely because he calculated that he could please blacks and whites alike, thus conquering the racial breach in public opinion and boosting his overall popularity. The race initiative was an extension of breach management strategies that Clinton had developed and pursued for years.
United States Senators as Presidential Candidates
Barry C. Burden uses data to show that governors have done far better as presidential candidates than senators, though they are less likely to run. Four explanations connected to the notion of campaign investment are offered to account for the fates of 139 presidential contenders who ran between 1960 to 1996.
The Nation-State and Its Exclusions
Anthony W. Marx argues that nation-building has been miscast. He explicates a political process of binding a core national solidarity via purposeful exclusions.
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