U. S. Foreign Policy

ISBN-10: 0199226423
ISBN-13: 9780199226429
Edition: 2008
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Description: Bringing together a number of the world's leading experts, the text deals with the rise of America, US foreign policy during and after the Cold War, and the complex issues facing the US since September 11th.

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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Bringing together a number of the world's leading experts, the text deals with the rise of America, US foreign policy during and after the Cold War, and the complex issues facing the US since September 11th.

Michael Cox was born on August 30 1948 in Northamptonshire, England. In 1989 he started work at the Oxford University Press. In 1983, Cox published his first book, a biography M. R. James, a Victorian ghost story writer. Between 1983 and 1997 he compiled and edited several anthologies of Victorian short stories for Oxford University Press. His first novel, The Meaning of Night, was published in 2006. Michael Cox died of cancer on March 31, 2009.

List of boxes
List of controversies
List of key quotes
List of major debates and their impact
About the editors
About the contributors
Introduction: US foreign policy-past, present, and future
Theories of US foreign policy
Introduction
Theories of American foreign policy
Origins of the Cold War
Grand strategy
Conclusion
American exceptionalism
Introduction: American difference and exceptionality
Difference, exceptionality, and success
Liberal exceptionalism
Peculiar Americanism
Exceptionality and foreign policy
Conclusion: unipolarity, war on terrorism, and unilateralism
Historical Contexts
The US rise to world power, 1776-1945
Introduction
From colonies to continental empire, 1776-1865
From old empire to new empire, 1865-1913
Wilson's empire of ideology-and the bitter reaction, 1913-33
The road from economic depression to the Cold War, 1933-45
Conclusion
American foreign policy during the Cold War
Introduction
The Cold War and theorizing American foreign policy
The origins of the Cold War and containment
Korea, NSC-68, and the militarization of US foreign policy
Cold War in the third world
Ending the Cold War
Conclusion
America in the 1990s: searching for purpose
Introduction: post-Cold War American internationalism
Searching for purpose: the 'Kennan sweepstakes'
Foreign policy making in the new order
US foreign policy in the post-Cold War era
Conclusion
Institutions and Processes
The foreign policy process: executive, Congress, intelligence
Introduction
Challenge of foreign policy to state formation
Foreign policy as a primary agency of governmental adaptation
Congress and the challenge of co-equality
Democratic dilemmas
9/11, the war on terror, and new tensions
Conclusion
Military power and US foreign policy
Introduction
Rise of American military power, 1945-91: containment and deterrence
The post-Cold War era: confronting fundamental questions
The administration of George W. Bush: terrorism and pre-emption
Conclusion
Regional shifts and US foreign policy
Introduction
Regional interests and foreign policy
The great debate over expansionism
The struggle over internationalism
American primacy and the 'new sectionalism'
Conclusion
Media and US foreign policy
Introduction
Concepts
The pluralist model
The elite model
Public and media diplomacy
Conclusion: new technology and US power
Identities and US foreign policy
Introduction
Interests and US foreign policy
Critical social constructivism
Discourses as productive
Critical social constructivism as critique
Identity in US foreign policy
Conclusion
The United States and the World
US foreign policy in the Middle East
Introduction
The transformation of US foreign policy towards the Middle East: from Wilson to Bush
International relations, United States foreign policy, and the Middle East
The United States, the Cold War, and the Middle East
The United States and Israel
The United States and oil
Conclusion: the Bush Doctrine and the invasion of Iraq: continuity or change in US foreign policy towards the Middle East?
The USA and the EU
Introduction
US foreign policy and European integration
The United States and the European Union
Conclusion
US foreign policy in Russia
Introduction
The end of an era
Bill and Boris
NATO enlargement
The Kosovo crisis
The 'Great Game' revisited
A new face in the Kremlin-and the White House
A strategy for a New World
A reversal of course
Conclusion
The USA and Asia-Pacific
Introduction
Japan, the United States, and the new Asian order
China comes in from the cold
The United States, Korea, and the legacy of the Cold War
Asia-Pacific: primed for rivalry?
The United States: hegemonic still?
US foreign policy in Latin America
Introduction
Latin America and the formation of the modern USA
A reluctant superpower
Cold war coexistence
The Washington 'Consensus' questioned
Conclusion
US foreign policy in Africa
Introduction
USA-Africa relations: history and the Cold War
The USA and Africa in a post-Cold War world
The USA and Africa after 9/11
Conclusion
Key Issues
Global economy
Introduction
The actors and mechanisms of American economic strategy
Perspectives on American economic strategy since 1945
Has the strategy worked?
Global terrorism
Introduction: the 9/11 attacks
Terrorism and the background to 9/11
The war on terror I
The war on terror II
Rethinking the war on terror
Global environment
Introduction
Environmental multilateralism and the USA
Explaining US foreign environment policy
Conclusion
Futures and Scenarios
American foreign policy after 9/11
Introduction
The background
Framing 9/11 and its aftermath
The triumph of ideology: the 'neo-cons' in the ascendant
Blowback: US foreign policy against itself?
The centrality of military power-and 'imperial overstretch'?
The shape of America's wars
Iraq: the new Vietnam?
After Iraq: continuity and disjunction in US foreign policy
America's 'security trap'
Introduction
Transformations in global power
The erosion of state sovereignty
The democratization paradox
Bush and the security trap
Conclusion: escaping the security trap
The future of US foreign policy
Introduction
The ideological roots of US foreign policy
Strengths and weaknesses of the USA
The US political order and foreign policy
Future foreign policies
Catastrophic scenarios
Conclusion
References
Index

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