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Shielding the Republic: Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Tradition of American Foreign Policy

Clarke, Michael; Ricketts, Anthony


President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has confounded critics from both the left and right in American politics. This analysis argues that this is because Obama’s foreign policy exhibits affinities with the least prominent of the four traditions of American foreign policy identified by Walter Russell Mead: the Jeffersonian tradition. In contrast to the more prominent Wilsonian and Hamiltonian traditions, the Jeffersonian tradition exhibits more introverted tendencies that seek to perfect and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Diplomacy and Statecraft
DOI: 10.1080/09592296.2017.1347448


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