In Search of a Morally Pragmatic Foreign Policy: The Carter Administration’s Human Rights Policy

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Abstract

The Carter Administration sought to change the traditional logic of US foreign policy by promoting human rights abroad. The Administration intended to make human rights a central tenet of US foreign policy while simultaneously protecting American national interests abroad. This paper assesses the development of the Carter Administration’s human rights policy throughout its term in office. It also seeks to illustrate the difficulties the Administration encountered in reconciling moral and more pragmatic issues in the development of its foreign policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemocracia, Direitos Humanos e Justiça Global
EditorsMarta Costa
Place of PublicationBraga, Portugal
PublisherEdições Húmus
Pages81-98
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9897550194
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHespérides. Filosofia-cultura
Volume11

Keywords

  • Human Rights
  • Foreign Policy
  • Jimmy Carter
  • National Interest

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