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Title:
US foreign policy after the Cold War : global hegemon or reluctant sheriff?
Author:
Cameron, Fraser, 1947-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xviii, 221 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415267755

9780415267762
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Book

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Summary

Concentrating on the post-Cold War era, this is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of American foreign policy.

It examines the administrations of George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, explaining the complex interaction between the institutions of power, the key actors and also non-government organizations to give a complete picture of foreign policy making in America.

Key features include:

* case studies of the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Somalia, the Balkans and the Kyoto Protocol
* lists of key points at the beginning of each chapter
* figures explaining the organization of US foreign policy making, the National Security Council and the Department of Defense
* analysis of issues of globalization, trade, the media and public opinion
* a chronology of key dates in American foreign policy
* a complete glossary of terms.

This is an excellent book for all students and scholars interested in US foreign policy.


Summary

Concentrating on the post-Cold War era, this is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of American foreign policy.

It examines the administrations of George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, explaining the complex interaction between the institutions of power, the key actors and also non-government organizations to give a complete picture of foreign policy making in America.

Key features include:

* case studies of the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Somalia, the Balkans and the Kyoto Protocol
* lists of key points at the beginning of each chapter
* figures explaining the organization of US foreign policy making, the National Security Council and the Department of Defense
* analysis of issues of globalization, trade, the media and public opinion
* a chronology of key dates in American foreign policy
* a complete glossary of terms.

This is an excellent book for all students and scholars interested in US foreign policy.


Author Notes

Fraser Cameronis a foreign policy adviser at the European Commission. He was formerly Head of Political and Academic Affairs at the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington DC. He is the author of European Foreign and Security Policy (Sheffield Academic Press: 1997).


Fraser Cameronis a foreign policy adviser at the European Commission. He was formerly Head of Political and Academic Affairs at the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington DC. He is the author of European Foreign and Security Policy (Sheffield Academic Press: 1997).


Table of Contents

introductionp. xv
1 From colony to superpowerp. 1
2 the post-Cold War decadep. 13
3 the executive branchp. 35
4 the role of Congressp. 65
5 the domestic environmentp. 81
6 the media and public opinionp. 101
7 Foreign trade, the economy and globalizationp. 115
8 Terrorism and the Iraq warp. 133
9 US foreign policy prioritiesp. 149
10 Hegemon and sheriffp. 173
Conclusion: What kind of US leadership?p. 187
Key factsp. 188
Who makes US foreign policy?p. 188
The world in 2015 190 Is the past a guide to the future?p. 193
The ugly Americanp. 194
The end of the post-Cold War era?p. 194
Number one - for how long?p. 197
introductionp. xv
1 From colony to superpowerp. 1
2 the post-Cold War decadep. 13
3 the executive branchp. 35
4 the role of Congressp. 65
5 the domestic environmentp. 81
6 the media and public opinionp. 101
7 Foreign trade, the economy and globalizationp. 115
8 Terrorism and the Iraq warp. 133
9 US foreign policy prioritiesp. 149
10 Hegemon and sheriffp. 173
Conclusion: What kind of US leadership?p. 187
Key factsp. 188
Who makes US foreign policy?p. 188
The world in 2015 190 Is the past a guide to the future?p. 193
The ugly Americanp. 194
The end of the post-Cold War era?p. 194
Number one - for how long?p. 197