Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of U. S. Foreign Policy / Edition 1

Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of U. S. Foreign Policy / Edition 1

by P. Edward Haley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801884136

ISBN-13: 9780801884139

Pub. Date: 04/10/2006

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In a critical overview of U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, P. Edward Haley draws surprising connections between key elements of George W. Bush's foreign policy and those of his predecessor, Bill Clinton. Haley further shows how these elements in both cases produced disastrous results, and he proposes an alternative that is constructive and

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In a critical overview of U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, P. Edward Haley draws surprising connections between key elements of George W. Bush's foreign policy and those of his predecessor, Bill Clinton. Haley further shows how these elements in both cases produced disastrous results, and he proposes an alternative that is constructive and tolerant but not amorally "realistic." Specifically, Strategies of Dominance faults reliance on American exceptionalism, treatment of globalization and global democratization as vital to security, a misreading of American primacy, expectation of bandwagoning by allies, and reliance on economic sanctions and coercive diplomacy. Haley argues that these characteristics have replaced a more tolerant Cold War–era program in which such attitudes were tempered by recognition of a bipolar world, a nuclear standoff, and a global zero-sum competition for allies and influence.

This is the only book covering the foreign policies of all three post–Cold War presidents—George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. And although a number of books have criticized the foreign policy of George W. Bush, no other shows how its post–Cold War underpinnings are shared with Clinton's and to a more limited degree with those of his father.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801884139
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2006
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Bush I and the new world order11
2Moses and the promised land48
3Bill Clinton's brave new world65
4An eight-year odyssey105
5George W. Bush and the world131
6Boldness and blindness174
7An American foreign policy for the twenty-first century205

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