Temptations of Power: The United States in Global Politics After 9/11

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Overview

Temptations of Power examines the new security dilemma that confronted George W. Bush when terrorists proved for the first time on 9/11 that they could seriously wound even the greatest of military powers on its own soil. The authors argue that the response was influenced by neo-conservative exaggeration of the efficacy of military power and belief in the US ability to change the world. Jackson and Towle advocate for new politics—but not the kind Washington has adopted since 2001.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403946768
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT J. JACKSON is Fletcher Jones Professor of Government and Director of International Relations at the University of Redlands. PHILIP TOWLE is Reader in International Relations at the Centre of International Studies at Cambridge University.

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Table of Contents

Grappling with the New World: Concepts and Realities
• Ideologies, Ideas and Slogans in George W. Bush's Foreign Policy
• The United States and Europe in the World
• New Challenges to US Hegemony: China and the Moslem World
• Military Power and Democratic Transition
• The Temptation of Preventive War
• Misunderstanding Terrorism: The Sword
• Homeland (In) Security: The Shield
• Creating Quagmires: Winning Wars and Losing the Peace
• The Burdens of Power

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