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By Michael Cox, G. John Ikenberry, Takashi Inoguchi

It is a wide-ranging dialogue of yankee efforts to recast the overseas order in its personal political snapshot. The contributions given by means of a exclusive workforce of analysts are as varied as they're tough to conventional methods of brooding about US democracy promoting. As we input into the twenty first century with American hegemony intact, it can be crucial to appreciate what drives the world's final ultimate superpower, and this unique research is helping us do accurately that via exploring intimately and intensity one of many extra contentious and least understood features of yankee international coverage.

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Each can account for some of the effects; none accounts for them considered 73 These three points are all developed above in Michael Doyle, ‘Kant, Liberal Legacies and Foreign Affairs’, Philosophy and Public Affairs, 12/34 (1983), pp. 205–54, 323–53 . For the debate on the empirical tendency of democracies to remain at peace with each other, see the valuable collection by Michael Brown, Sean Lynn-Jones, and Steven Miller (eds), Debating the Democratic Peace (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996) , that includes essays by Bruce Russett and John Owen and critiques by Henry Farber, Joanne Gowa, and David Spiro and others.

They are relative because, as Hobbes opined, ‘clubs are trumps’. Games are all zero-sum at the maximum extent. No good has absolute value if some other state can seize it by force. Every good has to be measured first by the extent to which it contributes to security in a world REALISTS AND LIBERALS CONTEST A LEGACY 27 where only self-help secures one's existence. Within an alliance absolute values can be appreciated, but only because they contribute to the relative superiority of the alliance over a rival alliance.

Hans Reiss, trans. H. B. Nisbet (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970) . 52 Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, translated by Rex Warner, introduction by M. I. Finley (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1954), p. 46 . 53 Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, p. 49 . 24 MICHAEL DOYLE becomes by the end—when corrupted—an albatross whose factionalism provokes imprudent aggression (against Sicily) and civil war. The modern realists have differentiated his heritage. Modern realism's philosophical foundations lie in Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau.

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