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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Choice

Well worth reading.

International Spectator

A useful tool.

Political Studies Review
A stimulating analytical framework that foretells whether American foreign policy is headed for a significant shift by examining the patterns of recent policy-making paradigms.

— Patrick Shea

Political Studies Review - Patrick Shea

A stimulating analytical framework that foretells whether American foreign policy is headed for a significant shift by examining the patterns of recent policy-making paradigms.

Choice

Well worth reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801884139
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 4/10/2006
  • Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

P. Edward Haley holds the W. M. Keck Foundation Chair of International Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College, where he served as acting director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights in 2004–5. He was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2004.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

1 Bush I and the new world order 11
2 Moses and the promised land 48
3 Bill Clinton's brave new world 65
4 An eight-year odyssey 105
5 George W. Bush and the world 131
6 Boldness and blindness 174
7 An American foreign policy for the twenty-first century 205
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