America Embattled / Edition 1

America Embattled / Edition 1

by Richard Crockatt, R. Crockatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415283426

ISBN-13: 9780415283427

Pub. Date: 03/16/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What causes Anti- Americanism and where are its historical roots? What is the impact of 9/11 on America's sense of itself and its role in the world? Is America paradoxically a victim of its own political and economic power? This book seeks to understand the terrible attacks of September 11th within a broader historical, political and ideological context. Rather

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What causes Anti- Americanism and where are its historical roots? What is the impact of 9/11 on America's sense of itself and its role in the world? Is America paradoxically a victim of its own political and economic power? This book seeks to understand the terrible attacks of September 11th within a broader historical, political and ideological context. Rather than drawing on simple 'clash of civilisation' oppositions, the author argues that it is important to have an awareness of the complex historical processes which influence: America's sense of itself and its changing view of the world How the world, especially the Muslim world, views America The changing nature of international politics and the global system since the end of the cold war. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary and historical sources Richard Crockatt has written a balanced, subtle and highly readable book which provides genuine insight into American foreign policy, anti-Americanism and Islamic fundamentalism. It will be important reading for all those seeking to understand the background to the 'war on terror'.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415283427
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
0.47(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
September 11, 20011
1How America sees the world: historical perspectives7
America and the world: the perceptual gap7
Patterns in the past9
The question of isolationism13
Expansion and growth17
An American empire?21
A democratic republic?24
Government and the people or government versus the people?34
2How the world sees America: the causes and consequences of anti-Americanism39
A very British story39
The meanings of anti-Americanism43
Americanism and the nature of American nationalism46
Americanization and anti-Americanism51
Varieties of anti-Americanism and September 1157
3The roots of terror: Islam, the Middle East, and the United States72
The rise of political Islam75
Palestinian-Israeli conflict88
The Middle East and the American connection93
The crucible of terrorism: the Afghan War of 1979-88 and its aftermath98
4The limits of governance: globalization, terrorism, and the transformation of international politics since 1989108
The shock of the new108
The end of the Cold War and its consequences: ideas of order and disorder109
Globalization and its limits115
Elements of instability119
Governance and its limits130
5Responding to terror: George W. Bush and American foreign policy136
The office and the man137
Bush in relation to his predecessors141
September 11 and the war on terrorism146
The politics of the coalition against terrorism148
Complications in the war against terrorism151
The war on terrorism and the nature of American foreign policy160
Conclusion162
Notes167
Bibliography186
Index195

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