Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy / Edition 2

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy / Edition 2

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Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy / Edition 2

The first edition, published in 1978, is cited in Guide to Reference Books. Alexander De Conde speaks for the three editors-in- chief (whose affiliations are not cited) in a preface describing the thinking behind this reference: its aim is to provide in-depth, original, interpretive essays—longer than magazine articles but shorter than monographs—commissioned from experts in the field. Rather than give full narrative histories, these essays explain concepts and large ideas; they are intended for students and others—high school sophistication and above—for use as supplements to traditional accounts available elsewhere. A brief sampling of topics: balance of power, Cold War evolution and interpretations, covert operations, humanitarian intervention and relief, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, nuclear strategy and diplomacy, oil, pan-Americanism, presidential power, propaganda. Arranged alphabetically, 120-plus articles (48 new; the rest considerably revamped) are presented in three volumes; indexing is in the third. Each article has a bibliography and is cross-referenced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13: 9780684806570
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 1500
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 5.40(d)

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