Navigating The Post-Cold War World

Navigating The Post-Cold War World

by Jason A. Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739122266

ISBN-13: 9780739122266

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Jason A. Edwards explores the various rhetorical choices and strategies employed by former President Bill Clinton to discuss foreign policy issues in a new, post-Cold War era. Edwards argues that each American president has situated himself within the same foreign policy paradigm, drawing upon the same set of ideas and utilizing the same basic vernacular to discuss

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Jason A. Edwards explores the various rhetorical choices and strategies employed by former President Bill Clinton to discuss foreign policy issues in a new, post-Cold War era. Edwards argues that each American president has situated himself within the same foreign policy paradigm, drawing upon the same set of ideas and utilizing the same basic vernacular to discuss foreign policy. He describes how former presidents-and President Clinton, in particular-made modifications to this paradigm, leaving a rhetorical signature that tells us as much about the nature of their presidency as it does about the international environment they faced. With the end of the Cold War came the end of a relatively stable international order. This end sparked intense debates about the new direction of American foreign policy. As Bill Clinton took office, he developed a new lexicon of words in order to discuss America's changing role in the world and other major international issues of the time without being able to fall into Cold War-era rhetoric. By examining the nuances and unique contributions President Clinton made to American foreign policy rhetoric, Edwards shows how his distinct rhetorical signature will influence future administrations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739122266
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Presidential Rhetoric and America's Foreign Policy Vocabulary Chapter 4 2. Staying the Course as World Leader by Intertwining America's Exceptionalist Missions Chapter 5 3. Managing Chaos: Rhetorical Flexibility in Arguments for the Use of Force Chapter 6 4. Renewing the Liberal International Order as Clintonian Grand Strategy Chapter 7 5. Conclusions Chapter 8 Bibliography

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