America Embattled: 9/11, Anti-Americanism and the Global Order / Edition 1

America Embattled: 9/11, Anti-Americanism and the Global Order / Edition 1

by Richard Crockatt, R. Crockatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415283418

ISBN-13: 9780415283410

Pub. Date: 03/07/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, this work examines acts of terrorism in contemporary and historical contexts, analyzing the reasons for such violent hatred on the United States and the significant impact the attacks have had on the nation's self-image and sense of security.

Each chapter focuses on a different perspective from which to

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Overview

A response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, this work examines acts of terrorism in contemporary and historical contexts, analyzing the reasons for such violent hatred on the United States and the significant impact the attacks have had on the nation's self-image and sense of security.

Each chapter focuses on a different perspective from which to view the terrorist attacks including-American foreign policy, Anti-Americanism, post-Cold War politics and Islamic fundamentalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415283410
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(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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