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Cooperation among Democracies:
The European Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy
Thomas Risse-Kappen

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ONE Introduction and Overview 3
TWO Power Bargaining or Democratic Community? 12
Structural Realism: Who Pays the Piper (Ultimately) Calls the Tune 14
Traditional Realism: The "Big Influence of Small Allies" 17
Liberalism: Cooperation among Democracies 24
THREE "Outposts of Our National Defense": Consultation Norms and the Moderation of U.S. Policies during the Korean War, 1950-1953 42
Preventing War with China 45
Preventing the Use of Nuclear Weapons 57
Pushing and Pulling the U.S. toward a Cease-Fire 66
Conclusions 75
FOUR "Unworthy and Unreliable" Allies: Violation of Alliance Norms during the 1956 Suez Crisis 83
The Origins of the Interallied Conflict: Diverging Interests and Preferences 84
Allied Perceptions of American Words and Deeds: Duplicity 87
American Perceptions of Allied Behavior: "Unworthy" 91
U.S. Coercion and the Restoration Of the Transatlantic Relationship 96
Conclusions 99
FIVE "A Game of Golf and a Little Talk": Transnational Coalitions and the 1958-1963 Test Ban Negotiations 105
Setting the Agenda: Transnational Coalitions among Scientists and Peace Activists 107
Pushing and Pulling: The British Impact on Eisenhower's Nuclear Testing Policies 112
Keeping the Pressure Up: British Efforts during the Kennedy Administration 126
U.S. Attempts at Bribery: Dealing with French and German Opposition 134
Conclusions 140
SIX A "Strike on Cuba which May Lose Berlin": The Europeans and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis 146
Allied Consultation during the Crisis 148
The British Response: Support for a "Deal" 152
The French and German Reactions: Support 157
Symbol of Allied Community I: Berlin 159
Symbol of Allied Community II: The Jupiter Missiles 162
Conclusions 176
SEVEN Blowing Up New York to Save Berlin? Norms, Transnational Relations, and NATO's Nuclear Decisions 183
The Debate about "Flexible Response" 184
The "Neutron Bomb" Controversy 187
INF, the "Dual-Track" Decision and the Zero Option 188
Conclusions 191
EIGHT Conclusions: The Transatlantic Community and the European Impact on American Foreign Policy 194
Summary of the Findings: Collective Identity, Norms, and the Big Influence of the European Allies 195
Variation in Allied Influence: The British and Germans versus the French 210
Suggestions for Further Research 215
The End of the Cold War and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship 218

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