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Manuel, Paul Christopher – Perspectives on Political Science, 1996
Examines changes in the foreign policy of Portugal from their transition to democracy to more recent years. Maintains that emerging democracies go through a period of change where nationalist cultural and political ideas give way to more internationalist concerns. Reviews the major players, actions, and political theories that have dominated…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Diplomatic History, Elitism
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Ross, Louis J. – Perspectives on Political Science, 1996
Explicates the mercantilist ideology of the Japanese elite and its impact on Japanese trade policy. Offers a textured portrait of the world view of a particular elite: Japan's technocrats. Reveals a nationalist ideology that is not advertised by its adherents, especially to foreign observers such as in the United States. (MJP)
Descriptors: Diplomatic History, Economic Impact, Economics, Elitism
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Pages, Erik R. – Perspectives on Political Science, 1996
Uses the rapid rise and fall (within two years) of Clinton's industrial technology policy as an example of the creation and delegitimization of political ideas in federal government. Compares the shifting opinions on this policy to similar experiences with other policies, most notably nuclear power. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Economic Progress, Elitism, Federal Government
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Wurmser, Meyrav – Perspectives on Political Science, 1996
Observes the ideological evolution of the Likud party in Israel. For years the Likud labored in the shadow of the predominant socialist party structure, emerging in 1977 as a major political force. Although united in their core belief of sovereignty for Jewish settlements, the party recently has suffered political fragmentation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Elections, Elitism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy