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U.S. Foreign Policyprovides the most comprehensive overview of America's role in international politics. Expert contributors focus in turn on the historical background, institutions, regional relations, and contemporary issues that are key to its foreign policy-making. The second edition includes two new chapters on Obama's use of smart power and a debate on the nature of U.S. hegemony. All chapters have been updated with important developments including the effects of the global financial crisis, the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, and political uprisings in the Middle East. Incorporating helpful learning features and an extensive accompanying website, this is the ideal textbook for students of U.S. foreign policy. The following resources for students and lecturers can be found on the Online Resource Centre: For students: - Interactive map detailing U.S. foreign policy by region - Timeline of key events in U.S. foreign policy - Multiple choice questions - Web links For lecturers: - Essay questions - Seminar questions and activities

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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