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Great American Mission Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order

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ISBN-10: 0691152454

ISBN-13: 9780691152455

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Ekbladh

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The Great American Missiontraces how America's global modernization efforts during the twentieth century were a means to remake the world in its own image. David Ekbladh shows that the emerging concept of modernization combined existing development ideas from the Depression. He describes how ambitious New Deal programs like the Tennessee Valley Authority became symbols of American liberalism's ability to marshal the social sciences, state planning, civil society, and technology to produce extensive social and economic change. For proponents, it became a valuable weapon to check the influence of menacing ideologies such as Fascism and Communism.Modernization took on profound geopolitical…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

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The Rise of an American Style of Development, 1914-1937
The Only Road for Mankind: �Modernisation� to Meet the Challenge of Totalitarianism, 1933-1944
A Gospel of Liberalism: Point Four and Modernization as National Policy, 1943-1952
�The Proving Ground�: Modernization and U.S. Policy in Northeast Asia, 1945-1960
�The Great American Mission�: Modernization and the United States in the World, 1952-1960
A TVA on the Mekong: Modernization at War in Southeast Asia, 1960-1973
�Everything Is Going Wrong�: The Crisis of Development and the End of the Postwar Consensus
New Developments: From the Cold War to the �War on Terror�