Liberal Order and Imperial Ambition: Essays on American Power and World Politics / Edition 1

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Overview

This book of essays by the a leading figure in the new generation of American IR theorists explores the theoretical, historical, and foreign policy implications of American power and postwar order. The first part of the book focuses on the origins and foundational logic of America’s post-war order-building project – advancing ideas about ‘liberal hegemony’ and ‘constitutional order’. The second part reflects on its evolving character and fate in the aftermath of the Cold War, the rise of unipolarity, and the post-9/11 threat of global terrorism.

In this unique study of a superpower, Ikenberry argues that though the American world order is now in upheaval, in the end, the United States still has powerful incentive to sponsor and operate within a liberal rules-based system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745636504
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Ikenberry is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.
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Table of Contents

1 Rethinking the origins of American hegemony 21
2 Socialization and hegemonic power 51
3 The nature and sources of liberal international order 88
4 Constitutional politics in international relations 111
5 American power and the empire of capitalist democracy 143
6 The myth of post-Cold War chaos 175
7 Getting hegemony right 186
8 American grand strategy in the age of terror 197
9 America's imperial ambition 214
10 The end of the neo-conservative moment 229
11 Is American multilateralism in decline? 245
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