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Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy

Edited by: Steven W. Hook , Christopher M. Jones

Print publication date:  August  2011
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415800884
eBook ISBN: 9780203878637
Adobe ISBN: 9781135967352

10.4324/9780203878637
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No nation has maintained such an immense stature in world politics as the United States has since the Cold War’s end. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, prompting the global war on terrorism and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, along with American economic and "soft power" primacy, there has been increased interest in and scrutiny of American foreign policy. The Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy brings together leading experts in the field to examine current trends in the way scholars study the history and theories of American conduct in the world, analysis of state and non-state actors and their tools in conducting policy, and the dynamics of a variety of pressing transnational challenges facing the United States.

This volume provides a systematic overview of all aspects of American foreign policy and drives the agenda for further, cutting edge research. Contributors bring analytic depth and breadth to both the ways in which this subject is approached and the substance of policy formulation and process. The Handbook is an invaluable resource to students, researchers, scholars, and journalists trying to make sense of the broader debates in international relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Study of American Foreign Policy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Diplomatic History Download PDF
Chapter  3:  America in the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Post-Cold War Era Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Realism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Liberalism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Critical Theories Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Constructivism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Bureaucratic Politics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Individual and Group Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Presidency Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The National Security Council Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Department of State Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Department of Defense Download PDF
Chapter  15:  National Security Intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Foreign Economic Bureaucracy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Congress Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Law and Courts Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Public Opinion Download PDF
Chapter  20:  News Media Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Interest Groups Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Multilateralism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Use of Military Force Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Economic Sanctions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Foreign Aid Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Weapons Proliferation and Arms Control Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Counterterrorism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Global Trade Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Environmental Policy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Balance of Power Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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