Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia


Worldviews of Aspiring Powers examines the domestic foreign policy debates in five aspiring powers in Asia and Eurasia: China, India, Iran, Japan, and Russia. With chapters on each country co-authored by a U.S. scholar and an in-country expert the book identifies the most important domestic schools of thought debating national foreign policy-nationalists, realists, globalists, and idealists-and connects them to the history and institutional development of each nation. By tracking the competing schools of foreign policy thought, the volume analyzes how shifts in a domestic debate can alter a country's foreign policy and how such shifts across countries can impact relationships, especially between the aspiring powers and the United States. Worldviews of Aspiring Powers is an innovative and essential resource for students of foreign policy, international relations, comparative foreign policy, and emerging nations.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Henry R. Nau
  • David Shambaugh
  • Ren Xiao
  • Deepa M. Ollapally
  • Rajesh Rajagopalan
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2012


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