The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-first Century

The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-first Century

by G. John Ikenberry, Thomas J. Knock, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Tony Smith
     
 

"Is Woodrow Wilson's legacy still alive in American foreign policy? Has the Iraq War discredited intervention for liberal purposes? These are key questions for the next president and they are debated here by some of our best thinkers. This book makes a fascinating read."—Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University

"Have American efforts to promote democracy and

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"Is Woodrow Wilson's legacy still alive in American foreign policy? Has the Iraq War discredited intervention for liberal purposes? These are key questions for the next president and they are debated here by some of our best thinkers. This book makes a fascinating read."—Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University

"Have American efforts to promote democracy and multilateralism been fatally tainted by the war of choice in Iraq? Has Wilsonianism become a poisoned chalice? In this provocative study, four leading scholars of international relations examine, with shrewd insight and passionate conviction, the benefits and perils of American global intervention in the name of its democratic principles."—Ronald Steel, University of Southern California

"Tightly argued and closely reasoned, this book is a searching and unflinching examination of the Wilsonian legacy and its influence on the Bush administration, raising questions that will haunt policymakers for years to come."—Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations

"In this book, four leading authorities have their say on Wilson, who remains, however interpreted and contested, the father of modern American foreign policy. We are all Wilsonians, whether we like it or not, and the authors suggest what this means. The Crisis of American Foreign Policy is timely, insightful, and provocative, and will promote further discussion."—H. W. Brands, University of Texas, Austin

"The authors of this book make a lively, topical, and important contribution to the debate on the meaning and value of Wilsonianism. Whether the invasion and occupation of Iraq should be seen as a violation of the Wilsonian tradition of multilateralism, or an instance of liberal Wilsonian interventionism, is consequential for us all, including the opinion shapers who will confront similar challenges in the future."—Michael Doyle, Columbia University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691139692
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/24/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Woodrow Wilson, the Bush Administration, and the

Future of Liberal Internationalism by John Ikenberry 1

Chapter 1: "Playing for a Hundred Years Hence"

Woodrow Wilson's Internationalism and His Would-Be Heirs by Thomas J. Knock 25

Chapter 2: Wilsonianism after Iraq

The End of Liberal Internationalism? By Tony Smith 53

Chapter 3: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-first Century by Anne-Marie Slaughter 89

Notes 119

Contributors 141

Index 143

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