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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'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415283427
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/16/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
September 11, 2001 1
1 How America sees the world: historical perspectives 7
America and the world: the perceptual gap 7
Patterns in the past 9
The question of isolationism 13
Expansion and growth 17
An American empire? 21
A democratic republic? 24
Government and the people or government versus the people? 34
2 How the world sees America: the causes and consequences of anti-Americanism 39
A very British story 39
The meanings of anti-Americanism 43
Americanism and the nature of American nationalism 46
Americanization and anti-Americanism 51
Varieties of anti-Americanism and September 11 57
3 The roots of terror: Islam, the Middle East, and the United States 72
The rise of political Islam 75
Palestinian-Israeli conflict 88
The Middle East and the American connection 93
The crucible of terrorism: the Afghan War of 1979-88 and its aftermath 98
4 The limits of governance: globalization, terrorism, and the transformation of international politics since 1989 108
The shock of the new 108
The end of the Cold War and its consequences: ideas of order and disorder 109
Globalization and its limits 115
Elements of instability 119
Governance and its limits 130
5 Responding to terror: George W. Bush and American foreign policy 136
The office and the man 137
Bush in relation to his predecessors 141
September 11 and the war on terrorism 146
The politics of the coalition against terrorism 148
Complications in the war against terrorism 151
The war on terrorism and the nature of American foreign policy 160
Conclusion 162
Notes 167
Bibliography 186
Index 195
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