State of the American Empire How the USA Shapes the World

ISBN-10: 0520248783
ISBN-13: 9780520248786
Edition: 2007
Authors: Stephen Burman
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

As the United States casts an increasingly dominant shadow in world affairs, resentment from the international community widens. InThe Atlas of the American Empire,Stephen Burman lays bare the global scope of the political, economic, cultural, and military might of a country that, paradoxically, was founded in a rebellion against imperialism. Combining forensic analysis with detailed full-color graphics, Burman provides a comprehensive overview of the countries that are dependent on U.S. trade or investment, or are inhabited by U.S. troops. He covers such major issues as trade, dependency on natural resources, direct foreign investment, aid, international organizations, and politics and security. He also considers the effects of U.S. involvement on people--both Americans and other nationalities--along with perceptions about U.S. culture and the dominance of the English language. Liberally illustrated with maps that display America's global footprint, from its military interventions to its trading partners,The Atlas of the American Empireinterrogates every aspect of this new empire to reveal its roots, its likely duration, and, most importantly, its impact on the rest of the world.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
America's Global Footprint
Energy
Energy Consumption
Energy Policy
Climate Change
Energy Security
Oil: Consumption and Dependency
US Oil Policy
Trade
Imbalance of Trade
Trading Partners
Global Trade
Trade and Foreign Policy
Capital
Investment
Multinationals
Capital Transactions
The Dollar
People
Immigration
The Americas
Economic Migration
Political Refugees
Military
Military Spending
Comparative Military Spending
Military at Home
Military Abroad
Arms Sales
Security
Interventions: 1945-89
Interventions: 1990-2006
Interventions: Military and Covert
The Pacific Rim
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Soft Power
Aid and Influence
Relations with the UN
International Financial Institutions
Informal Networks
Ideas
How America Sees Itself
How the World Sees America
Diplomacy and Intelligence
Culture Wars
The Future
War on Terror
Levels of Resistance
Necklace or Noose
Sustaining the Empire
World Data Table
Data Sources
Photo Credits
Index

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