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The State And American Foreign Economic Policy

The State And American Foreign Economic Policy

Edited by G. John Ikenberry, David A. Lake and Michael Masta

Cornell University Press, 1988, 243 pp.

These inquiries into the influence of the views of government officials on American foreign economic policy come to diverse conclusions. There is some interesting material, particularly on trade policy before World War II, but the discussion is often marred by efforts to find general formulas which lead to oversimplification and the posing of unreal alternatives.