To Lead the World: American Strategy after the Bush Doctrine

To Lead the World: American Strategy after the Bush Doctrine

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by Melvyn P. Leffler
     
 

In To Lead the World, Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro bring together some of America's most esteemed writers and thinkers to offer concrete, historically grounded suggestions for how America can regain its standing in the world and use its power more wisely than it has during the Bush years. They address such issues as how the United States can regain its… See more details below

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In To Lead the World, Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro bring together some of America's most esteemed writers and thinkers to offer concrete, historically grounded suggestions for how America can regain its standing in the world and use its power more wisely than it has during the Bush years. They address such issues as how the United States can regain its respect in the world, respond to the biggest threats now facing the country, identify reasonable foreign policy goals, manage a growing debt burden, achieve greater national security, and successfully engage a host of other problems left unsolved and in many cases exacerbated by the Bush doctrine. Representing a wide range of perspectives, the writers gathered here place our current affairs firmly in the larger context of American and world history and draw on realistic appraisals of both the strengths and the limits of American power. They argue persuasively that the kind of leadership that made the United States a great and greatly admired nation in the past can be revitalized to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195330984
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Melvyn P. Leffler Leffler, Melvyn P. Jeffrey W. Legro Legro, Jeffrey W. 1

1 A Farewell to Geopolitics Stephen Van Evera Van Evera, Stephen 11

2 End of Dreams, Return of History Robert Kagan Kagan, Robert 36

3 Beyond Statecraft Charles S. Maier Maier, Charles S. 60

4 Liberal Order Building G. John Ikenberry Ikenberry, G. John 85

5 Boss of Bosses James Kurth Kurth, James 109

6 Legitimacy and Competence Samantha Power Power, Samantha 133

7 Two Concepts of Sovereignty David M. Kennedy Kennedy, David M. 157

8 A Shackled Hegemon Barry Eichengreen Eichengreen, Barry Douglas A. Irwin Irwin, Douglas A. 181

9 Soft Talk, Big Stick Francis Fukuyama Fukuyama, Francis 204

10 The Problem of Conjecture Niall Ferguson Ferguson, Niall 227

11 Dilemmas of Strategy Melvyn P. Leffler Leffler, Melvyn P. Jeffrey W. Legro Legro, Jeffrey W. 250

Index 277

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