Constructing 21st Century U.s. Foreign Policy: Identity, Ideology, and America's World Role in a New Era by K. SchonbergConstructing 21st Century U.s. Foreign Policy: Identity, Ideology, and America's World Role in a New Era by K. Schonberg

Constructing 21st Century U.s. Foreign Policy: Identity, Ideology, and America's World Role in a…

byK. Schonberg

Hardcover | August 11, 2009

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In the years since the 9/11 attacks, socially constructed understandings of the identity of the United States and its friends and enemies in the world have played a critical role in determining the course of U.S. foreign policy.  Constructing Twenty-First Century U.S. Foreign Policy argues that American foreign relations under the Bush administration were driven by an ideological agenda derived from a particular interpretation of long-standing ideas about national identity.  Drawing on constructivist and social-psychological IR theory, it suggests that these ideas led directly to the administration’s choice to invade Iraq, its misunderstanding the kind of war the United States would face there, and its failure to quickly establish a stable democratic government following the invasion.

Karl K. Schonberg, PhD, is Associate Professor of Government and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.  He holds a doctoral degree is in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.  His recent publications include: Pursuing the National Interest: Moments of Transition in Twentieth-Cent...
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Title:Constructing 21st Century U.s. Foreign Policy: Identity, Ideology, and America's World Role in a…Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:August 11, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230607764

ISBN - 13:9780230607767

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