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Bringing together contributions from a number of the world's leading experts, U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition, provides the most comprehensive introduction to the topic available. The second edition includes includes two new chapters--an assessment of Barack Obama's use of smart power and a debate about whether the U.S. is in a state of decline or not. All chapters have been updated in order to address important developments like the effects of the global financial crisis, the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, and political uprisings in the Middle East. This edition also include maps of the key regions discussed in the text.

U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition, integrates exceptional pedagogical features throughout, including readers' guides, key points, questions, guides to further reading, text boxes, and a glossary. An accompanying companion website offers an interactive timeline, an interactive map, multiple-choice questions, monthly commentaries, a flashcard glossary, essay questions, and seminar questions and activities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199226429
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Cox is Professor of International Relations at London School of Economics.

Doug Stokes is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: US Foreign Policy--Past, Present, and Future, Michael Cox and Doug Stokes
1. Theories of U.S. Foreign Policy, Brian Schmidt
2. American Exceptionalism, Daniel Deudney
Historical Contexts
3. The U.S. Rise to World Power, 1776-1945, Walter LaFeber
4. American Foreign Policy during the Cold War, Richard Saul
5. America in the 1990s: Searching for Purpose, John Dumbrell
6. Obama and Smart Power, Joseph Nye
Institutions and Processes
7. The Foreign Policy Process: Executive, Congress, Intelligence, Michael Foley
8. Military Power and U.S. Foreign Policy, Beth A. Fischer
9. Regional Shifts and U.S. Foreign Policy, Peter Trubowitz
10. Media and U.S. Foreign Policy, Piers Robinson
11. Identities and U.S. Foreign Policy, Christina Rowley and Jutta Weldes
The United States and the World
12. U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Toby Dodge
13. The USA and the EU, Mike Smith
14. U.S. Foreign Policy in Russia, Peter Rutland
15. The USA, China, and Rising Asia, Michael Cox
16. U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America, James Dunkerley
17. U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa, Robert G. Patman
Key issues
18. Global Economy, Peter Gowan & Doug Stokes
19. Global Terrorism, Paul Rogers
20. Global Environment, Robyn Eckersley
Futures and Scenarios
21. American Foreign Policy after 9/11, Caroline Kennedy-Pipe
22. The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy, Anatol Lieven
23. U.S. Primacy or Decline?: A Debate, William Wohlforth, Stephen G. Brooks & Christopher Layne

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