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Liberal Moment Modernity, Security, and the Making of Postwar International Order

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ISBN-10: 0231107579

ISBN-13: 9780231107570

Edition: 1997

Authors: Robert A. Latham, Robert Latham

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How did the U.S. establish its dominant role in international relations in the second half of the twentieth century? What central ideas, policies, and methods shaped the Cold War international order? Latham focuses on World War II and its aftermath, when the U.S. in consort with other nations, attempted to impose an order on the world based on principles of self-determination and liberal democracy.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
"A Certain Overlordship": Learning the International Liberal Context
Liberal Modernity
The Domain Analytic
The Domains of Liberal Modernity
International Liberal Order
"Stupendous Forces Are Loose"
The Liberal Moment
War-Making as Liberal Order-Making
Agency and Liberal Order
Hegemony
The External State
Interests, Strategic Action, and Liberal Order
Security and Militarization
Structuring the Argument
Neorealism and the Liberal Moment
Diplomatic History and International Liberal Order
An Enemy is Better than a Friend
Constructing a Liberal Order
The Soviet Union and the Making of Order
The Liberal Uniaxis
Making an Order Is Making an Other
The Soviet Threat
Liberal Order and the Rise of the Cold War
Cold War Alternatives
Conclusion: The Trope of Failure
"The Requirements of Freedom": Containment, Integration, and Western Militarization
Economic Security as the Liberal Strategic Weapon of Choice
Economic Security and the Emergence of an American-Military Strategic System
Containment as an International Liberal Political Form
Economic Security, Integration, and the Liberal State
Strategy and the Making of the European Recovery Program
The Transformation of Containment in Western Europe and the Militarization of U.S.-European Relations
The Soviet Threat and the Militarization of the West
Integration and Militarization in Western Europe
Conclusion
Liberal Identities, Liberal Dilemmas
Order, Fear, and Complexity
A Foreign Policy of the Local
Notes
Bibliography
Index