US Foreign Policy

ISBN-10: 0199585814
ISBN-13: 9780199585816
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $80.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

About the editors
About the contributors
Guided tour of textbook features
Guided tour of the Online Resource Centre
Introduction: US foreign policy-past, present, and future
Theories of US foreign policy
Introduction
Theories of American foreign policy
Systemic theories
Internal, domestic theories
Toward a synthesis: neoclassical realism
Constructivism
The 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: Obama-new turn?
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
Obama and smart power
Introduction
Power in a global information age
Soft power in American foreign policy
Narratives and public diplomacy
Problems in wielding soft power
Conclusion
Institutions and Processes
The foreign policy process: executive, Congress, intelligence
Introduction
Foreign policy as a primary agency of governmental adaptation
The executive as the lead agency of systemic evolution
Congress and the challenge of co-equality
Policy making in a congested space
9/11, the war on terror, and new tensions
The Obama presidency
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
Responding to terrorism
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 Obama
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
Barack Obama, US foreign policy, and the Arab Spring
Conclusion: from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama: continuity and 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' in Eurasia
A new face in the Kremlin-and the White House
A strategy for a New World
A reversal of course
Two new leaders
The guns of August
A new beginning
A cautious partnership
Conclusion
The USA, China, and rising Asia
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?
Conclusion: 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
Case study: Sudan's civil war and Obama's peace diplomacy
Conclusion
Key Issues
Global economy
Introduction
The actors and mechanisms of American economic strategy
Perspectives on American economic strategy since 1945
Conclusion
Global terrorism
Introduction: the 9/11 attacks
Terrorism and the background to 9/11
The war on terror I
The war on terror II
The Arab Spring and the death of Bin Laden
Conclusion: 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-conservatives in the ascendent
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
Obama: a new direction?
The future of US foreign policy
Introduction
The ideological roots of US foreign policy
Key contemporary challenges for US foreign policy
Future foreign policies
Catastrophic scenarios
Conclusion
US decline or primacy? A debate
Editors' introduction
US Decline
Introduction
From the unipolar moment to the unipolar exit
The external driver of American decline: the rise of new great powers
Domestic drivers of American decline: debt, deficits, and the dollar's uncertain future
The end of the Pax Americana
Conclusion: after the Pax Americana, whither US foreign policy?
US Primacy
Introduction
American decline and the return of multipolarity? Not so fast
If's not your grandfather's imperial overstretch
Still unipolar politics as usual
Conclusion: why it matters
References
Index

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