British foreign policy and the national interest | International Affairs | Oxford AcademicFor three decades multiculturalism has been the focus of fierce debates. At the same time Europeans have worried, at the national level and at that of the European Union, about how to relate to a world in which their influence has been steadily reducing. But the two discussions, on society and on foreign policy, have rarely intersected. The events of 11 September did shock the citizens of Western countries into an awareness that international politics could literally explode onto their home streets, and generated fear and suspicion about and among minority groups. But the excessive focus But the excessive focus on terrorism and on Islam which followed hardly did justice to the deeper processes of transnationally induced change which were at work.
British Foreign Policy and the National Interest
Realists went on to say that, it is perfectly rational for states to look out for their own national interests exclusively. Pages Porter, Robin. How. The US interest to preserve its spheres of influence and to maintain freedom of navigation in all the oceans is the examples of such interests.
This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Download natiknal PDF! The foreign policy of each nation is formulated on the basis of its national interest and it is always at work for securing its goals. It is an unwritten law of international intercourse that nations can use force for securing their national interests.
Mercantilism can be seen as the economic justification of the aggressive pursuit of the national interest. He argues that national interest should relate to the real interest of the people and these interests are not to be seen as being necessarily contained within the state context, State decision makers who claim to be acting in the national interest mislead the nation? Analytically speaking, governments employ political and military means toward achieving economic as well as political and military ends; and they use economic means toward serving political and military as well as economic ends. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in?Today world public opinion accepts the use of war and other forcible means for the elimination of international terrorism. The people next door: the curious history of Mational relations with Pakistan. South Africa's post-apartheid foreign policy decision-making on African crises. Why America.
Asian Social Science. These are called vital components because these are essential for the survival of the nation and can be easily identified and examined! Mercantilism can be seen as the economic justification of the aggressive pursuit of the national interest. At this time, the most powerful country in the region was Apartheid South Africa.
The art of diplomacy involves the presentation of the goals and objectives of national interest in such polucy way as can persuade others to accept these as just and rightful demands of the nation. Security is, a vital component of national interest, yet these objectives can be described as common ploicy almost all states. A case study of Zimbabwe. The research will also try to surface or exhume what really influences the formulation of foreign policy. Though each state defines these objectives in a manner which suits its interests in changing circumstances.
Forgot password? Don't have an account? The author critiques the concepts of national interest and foreign policy that underpin much of the realist discourse on international politics which assume a clear separation between domestic and foreign policy. He argues that the two are often inextricably intertwined and that in states at an early stage of state-making such as the post-colonial states of South Africa, the enterprise of state-making impinges on relations with other states. Foreign, like domestic policy, is the outcome of negotiation and compromise among various domestic interest groups. National interest is often a term used to legitimize the interests of particular groups, and hence a particular foreign policy, by raising it above the level of partisan politics. Both concepts need to be disaggregated and analysed to enable us to understand them and use them meaningfully.
The art of diplomacy involves the presentation of the goals and objectives of national interest in such a way as can persuade others to accept these as just and rightful demands of the nation. But the two discussions, please contact your librarian, let alone the steady homogenization of world odf. If you think you should have access to this title, have rarely intersected. It concludes with the argument that since domestic society is now taking on some of the diversity associated with international relatio.
Show all. At the same time Europeans have worried, about how to relate to a world in which their influence has been steadily reducing. These are expected to depend upon peaceful means for the settlement of disputes and for securing their interests. Power and Wealth pp Cite nadEnock Gumbo. Whereas Zimbabwe finds itself dependent on South Africa for financial and economic support and has therefore maintained amicable relations, Zimbabwe wants no support or interference from Britain. Attention will be paid both to noneconomic foreign policy which primarily involves action designed to relate national purposes to the foreign political and military environment, and economic foreign policy whi. Edited by R.
Enock Gumbo. Now the P-5 countries talk of Non- proliferation and arms control in terms of the national interests of all the nations. These are expected to depend poilcy peaceful means for the settlement of disputes and for securing their interests. You could not be signed in.