Foreign Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

This collection of essays by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni challenges readers to reconsider their basic assumptions about the making of foreign policy.

Book Updated 30 March 2022 Published 1 July 2016

Amitai Etzioni

Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, George Washington University

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With chapters focusing on the Middle East, China and the EU, as well as articles with a more global focus, the book offers thought-provoking and insightful perspectives on international foreign policy that challenge existing academic debate in the field.

The book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of foreign policy and international relations, as well as to general readers wishing to deepen their understanding of this area.

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The book was published in conjunction with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

This book is part of the Insights series.

About the author

Amitai Etzioni is professor of International Affairs and director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, US. He served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994–95, and in 1989–90 was the founding president of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

In 1990 he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization’s quarterly journal, from 1991–2004.

He has written more than 30 books, including From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (2004), How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (2004) and Security First: For A Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy (2007).