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Realismul între știinţă şi ideologie
Realism between science and ideology

Author(s): Șerban Filip Cioculescu, Silviu Petre
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fundaţia »Societatea Civilă« (FSC)
Keywords: Stephen Walt; John Mearsheimer; Tony Judt; Israel Lobby; Realism

Summary/Abstract: Sovereignty is defined as the external behaviour of a state personalized by its elite after gaining the consensus of the public. Seldom between decision making and public approval there are many intermediate actors such as lobbies and group interest. In a country such as USA many complain what they called the hijacking of public interest by particular lobby organizations. Stephen Walt’s and John Mearsheimer’s book, Israeli lobby and US foreign policy are some of these voices. Aggressively attack because of its supposedly anti-Semitic character, few have noticed its broader and more cerebral stake: that of raising a call for a realist and prudent American diplomacy, free from the temptation of tangling alliances and military unwanted adventures.

  • Issue Year: XX/2012
  • Issue No: 171
  • Page Range: 159-167
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Romanian