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

Overview

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'.

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

Introduction
1. September 11, 2001
2. How America Views the World: Historical Perspectives
3. How the World Views America: The Roots of Anti-Americanism
4. The Roots of Terror: Islam, The Middle East and the United States
5. Politics Without Governance: Globalization and International Politics since the Cold War
6. George W. Bush: Responding to Terror

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