Understanding American Power: The Changing World of US Foreign Policy

Paperback | October 18, 2013

byBryan Mabee

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This broad-ranging assessment of US power in the twenty-first century covers not just the nature and mechanics of foreign policy but the broad array of economic, military, political, social and ideational forces that shape America's global position and role, all set in a clear historical context.

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This broad-ranging assessment of US power in the twenty-first century covers not just the nature and mechanics of foreign policy but the broad array of economic, military, political, social and ideational forces that shape America's global position and role, all set in a clear historical context.

Bryan Mabee is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 9.67 × 5.6 × 0.62 inPublished:October 18, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230217737

ISBN - 13:9780230217737

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Table of Contents

Introduction: American Power in the World
1. The Rise of American Power
2. American Power and International Relations
3. The Power of the State and the Foreign-Policy Process
4. The Evolution of Military Power: An American Way of War?
5. The Rise (and Fall?) of American Economic Power
6. The Power of American Values: Ideology and Identity in American Foreign Policy
7. Responses to American Power
Conclusion: The Second American Century and Beyond

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"There is so much polemic surrounding the debate about America's role in the world that it is a great relief to read Mabee's carefully constructed, empirically rich and analytically superior work on the real as opposed to the imagined position of the United States in the modern world order. At last, a book I can completely recommend to students and scholars alike." - Michael Cox, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK "[A] first-rate discussion of evolving US global hegemony... lucidly argued, theoretically sophisticated and persuasive. Mabee's confidently rooted, historical understanding of contemporary issues shines through on nearly every page." - John Dumbrell, International Affairs