BN.com Gift Guide

America's Role in the World

Overview

Part of the Global Issues series, America's Role in the World is designed to be a first-stop resource for research on the key challenges facing the world today. Each volume contains three sections, beginning with an introduction that clearly defines the issue, followed by detailed case studies of the issue's affect in the United States and several other countries or regions. The second section draws together significant U.S. and international primary source documents, and the third section gathers useful research...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $3.74   
  • New (2) from $5.99   
  • Used (5) from $3.74   
Sending request ...

Overview

Part of the Global Issues series, America's Role in the World is designed to be a first-stop resource for research on the key challenges facing the world today. Each volume contains three sections, beginning with an introduction that clearly defines the issue, followed by detailed case studies of the issue's affect in the United States and several other countries or regions. The second section draws together significant U.S. and international primary source documents, and the third section gathers useful research tools, such as brief biographies, facts and figures, an annotated bibliography, and more. A foreword written by an expert in the field complements each volume. A chronology, glossary, and index provide additional help.

When, where, and why should the United States use military force? How should America respond to globalization? Do the institutions created or endorsed by the United States after World War II-such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank-still work, and, if not, what can be done to fix them? America's Role in the World examines these questions and more, beginning with a detailed history of U.S. foreign policy and the debates over its future direction. It then surveys the U.S. role in foreign affairs from the perspectives of Europe, Latin America, the Islamic world, Asia, and Russia. This well-written volume is ideal for students preparing reports or debate assignments, as well as those looking for a clear and balanced introduction to U.S. foreign policy.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076116
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Series: Facts on File Global Issues Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword James M. Goldgeier Goldgeier, James M.

Pt. I At Issue

Ch. 1 Introduction 3

The Post-World War II World 3

The Post-Cold War World 4

America's Identity Crisis 6

Ch. 2 Focus on the United States 10

America's Idea of Itself 10

A Brief History of American Foreign Policy 23

The United States in Search of a New Role 49

Conclusion 65

Ch. 3 Global Perspectives 72

Europe 73

Latin America 80

The Islamic World 88

Asia 100

Russia and the Former Soviet Sphere 110

Conclusion 115

Pt. II Primary Sources

Ch. 4 United States Documents 123

U.S. Expansion and Imperialism 123

From Diplomacy to Neutrality 136

World War II and Cold War Strategy 144

America as a World Superpower 162

Ch. 5 International Documents 171

Europe 171

Latin America 187

The Islamic World 197

Asia 199

Russia and the Former Soviet Sphere 202

Pt. III Research Tools

Ch. 6 How to Research America's Role in the World 211

Getting Started 211

Objective Is Not Inhuman 214

Seek Answers to Particular Questions 215

Bias versus Bad Faith 216

Interpreting Statistical Information 217

Conspiracy Theories 218

Authoritative Sources and How to Use Them 220

The Nonauthoritative Web 222

Ch. 7 Facts and Figures 224

Introduction 224

Focus on the United States 231

Global Perspectives 234

Ch. 8 Key Players A to Z 238

Ch. 9 Organizations and Agencies 261

Ch. 10 Annotated Bibliography 278

American Foreign Policy 278

American Hegemony 285

The Cold War 287

The War on Terror 289

American Trade Policy 291

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)