US Foreign Policy

Paperback | February 16, 2012

EditorMichael Cox, Doug Stokes

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U.S. Foreign Policy provides the most comprehensive overview of America's role in international politics. Expert contributors focus in turn on the historical background, institutions, regional relations, and contemporary issues that are key to its foreign policy-making. The second edition includes two new chapters on Obama's use of smart power and a debate on the nature of U.S. hegemony. All chapters have been updated with important developments including the effects of the global financial crisis, the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, and political uprisings inthe Middle East. Incorporating helpful learning features and an extensive accompanying website, this is the ideal textbook for students of U.S. foreign policy.

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U.S. Foreign Policy provides the most comprehensive overview of America's role in international politics. Expert contributors focus in turn on the historical background, institutions, regional relations, and contemporary issues that are key to its foreign policy-making. The second edition includes two new chapters on Obama's use of sma...

Michael Cox is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Doug Stokes is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:February 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199585814

ISBN - 13:9780199585816

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Michael Cox and Doug Stokes: Introduction: US Foreign Policy - Past, Present and Future1. Brian Schmidt: Theories of US foreign policy2. Daniel Deudney: American ExceptionalismHistorical contexts3. Walter LaFeber: The US rise to world power 1776-19454. Richard Saul: American foreign policy during the Cold War5. John Dumbrell: America in the 1990s: searching for purpose6. Joseph Nye: Obama and smart powerInstitutions and processes7. Michael Foley: The foreign policy process: executive, congress, intelligence8. Beth A. Fischer: Military power and US foreign policy9. Peter Trubowitz: Regional shifts and US foreign policy10. Piers Robinson: Media and US foreign policy11. Christina Rowley and Jutta Weldes: Identities and US foreign policyThe United States and the world12. Toby Dodge: US foreign policy in the Middle East13. Mike Smith: The USA and the EU14. Peter Rutland: US foreign policy in Russia15. Michael Cox: The USA, China, and rising Asia16. James Dunkerley: US foreign policy in Latin America17. Robert G. Patman: US foreign policy in AfricaKey issues18. Peter Gowan and Doug Stokes: Global economy19. Paul Rogers: Global terrorism20. Robyn Eckersley: Global environmentFutures and scenarios21. Caroline Kennedy-Pipe: American foreign policy after 9/1122. Anatol Lieven: The future of US foreign policy23. William Wohlforth, Stephen G. Brooks and Christopher Layne: US primacy or decline?: a debate

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"This is simply the best textbook available on US foreign policy. There are real differences in how the authors think about America's role in the world, which makes the book lively and smart." --John J. Mearsheimer, University of Chicago