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United States Human Rights Foreign Policy the First Clinton Administration’s Foreign Policy Conduct Towards Mexico, Turkey and Indonesia 1993 - 1996

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dc.contributor.author Sutiono, Pribadi
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-02T20:59:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-10T21:48:17Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-02T20:59:04Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-10T21:48:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2003
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/21596
dc.description.abstract This study explores the position of human rights as one of the variables in the United States' foreign policy during the first Clinton administration. It elucidates the level of human rights issues in international issues relevant over during the Clinton administration. The issues covered in this study embrace United States behaviour toward the Zapatista issue in Mexico, the Kurdish struggle in Turkey, and the East Timor problem in Indonesia. In order to understand the Clinton administration foreign policy on human rights, this study focuses on the explanation of linkages and interactions between US domestic interests, and bilateral relationships, and international human rights norms. The significance of these is based on the proposition that the conduct of foreign policy of any state is primarily an expression of its national interests. That Clinton found many difficulties in his foreign policy were apparent during his first term administration. This was demonstrated by a lack of vision and experience in foreign policy. As a consequence, Clinton could not implement a human rights foreign policy consistently. This study further argues that the human rights foreign policy of the Clinton administration toward those countries was a result of a contest between domestic and foreign policy interests. Contest between domestic economic, political, and strategic interests, and other American interest in democratization, US exceptionalism, and human rights pertinent to international community sentiments. In this study, it has been found that the Clinton administration foreign policy toward Mexico and Turkey rested more on the importance of politic, economic, and strategic interests than the concern of human rights. Conversely, US relations with Indonesia were more concerned over human rights. However, the cause of this different policy was not because the Clinton administration concerned more on human rights problem in Indonesia, but because the international situations were changing. This study also shows that factor other than traditional foreign policy interests also played an important role. The study found out that religious issue, especially in Indonesia/East Timor case, was clearly evident in influencing Clinton's human rights foreign policy. en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title United States Human Rights Foreign Policy the First Clinton Administration’s Foreign Policy Conduct Towards Mexico, Turkey and Indonesia 1993 - 1996 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Doctoral Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Political Science en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline International Relations en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_NZ

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