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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.