Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations

ISBN-10: 0521540356
ISBN-13: 9780521540353
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: This collection seeks to define the study of American international relations by presenting many of the newer, innovative, and stimulating analytical approaches and methods used in contemporary political science.

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List price: $35.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364

This collection seeks to define the study of American international relations by presenting many of the newer, innovative, and stimulating analytical approaches and methods used in contemporary political science.

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), "We Are Still Here" (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

Preface to the Second Edition
Contributors
Introduction
Defining and Doing the History of United States Foreign Relations: A Primer
Toward a Pluralist Vision: The Study of American Foreign Relations as International History and National History
Theories of International Relations
Bureaucratic Politics
Psychology
National Security
Corporatism
World Systems
Dependency
Considering Borders
The Global Frontier: Comparative History and the Frontier-Borderlands Approach
Modernization Theory
Ideology
Culture and International History
Cultural Transfer
Reading for Meaning: Theory, Language, and Metaphor
What's Gender Got to Do with It? Gender History as Foreign Relations History
Race to Insight: The United States and the World, White Supremacy and Foreign Affairs
Memory and Understanding U.S. Foreign Relations
Index

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