US Foreign Policy 3e

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-07-17
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


Giving students a perspective on US foreign policy that is critical and connected, US Foreign Policy, Third Edition, is the student toolkit for navigating the ever-changing dynamics of the subject area.

Using the book, students learn how to critically assess US foreign policy, as they are presented with diverse political perspectives and given the tools to come to their own conclusions.

Carefully developed "major debates" and "controversies" features help students to connect theory with the real-world politics.

As policy continues to change before our eyes, US Foreign Policy, Third Edition, brings together the world's leading experts in the field to provide the most comprehensive overview of America's ever-changing role in international politics.

This new edition reflects the legacy of the Obama administration, the unfurling impacts of President Trump, and the American role in world affairs. It includes new chapters on gender, religion, East Asia, and the Liberal International Order.

The following online resources for students and lecturers accompany the book:

For students:
Interactive map detailing U.S. foreign policy by region
Multiple choice questions

For lecturers:
Essay and seminar questions

Author Biography

Michael Cox is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Director of LSE IDEAS--the top ranked university affiliated Think Tank in Europe.

Doug Stokes is Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for Advanced International Studies and Faculty Director of Post-Graduate Research at the University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction, Cox and Stokes
Part 1: Rethinking America
2: Theories of US foreign policy, Schmidt
3: American Exceptionalism, Deudney and Meiser
Part 2: Historical Contexts
4: The US rise to world power 1776-1945, LaFeber
5: The Economic Rise of a Superpower: From Washington to Trump, Cox
6: American foreign policy during the Cold War, Saull
7: America in the 1990s, Dumbrell
8: The 21st century and smart power, Nye
Part 3: Institutions and Processes
9: Domestic influences on foreign policy-making, Parmar and Aronica
10: Regional shifts and US foreign policy, Trubowitz
11: Media and US Foreign Policy, Robinson
Part 4: The United States and the World
12: US foreign policy in the Middle East, Dodge
13: The USA and the EU, Smith
14: US foreign policy in Russia, Rutland
15: US foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific, Zhang
16: US foreign policy in Latin America, Dunkerley
17: US foreign policy in Africa, Patman
Part 5: Key Issues
18: Global terrorism, Rogers
19: Religion, Marsden
20: Gender, Bashevkin
21: Global Environment, Eckersley
Part 6: Futures and Scenarios
22: The American Liberal Order: from Creation, Ikenberry to Crisis, Ikenberry
23: Drifting Apart?: The Emerging End of the Transatlantic Partnership, Walt
24: The future of US foreign policy, Lieven
25: US primary or decline?: a debate, Layne, Wohlforth and Brooks
Part 1: Introduction to US Foreign Policy
1. Introduction
2. Theories of US foreign policy
3. American Exceptionalism
Part 2: Historical Contexts
4. The US rise to world power 1776-1945
5. American foreign policy during the Cold War
6. America in the 1990s
7. Obama and smart power
Part 3: Institutions and Processes
8. The foreign policy process
9. Regional shifts and US foreign policy
10. Media and US foreign Policy
11. Gender and US foreign Policy
12. Religion and US foreign Policy
Part 4: The United States and the World
13. US foreign policy in the Middle East
14. The USA and the EU
15. US foreign policy in Russia
16. The USA, China and rising Asia
17. US foreign policy in Latin America
18. US foreign policy in Africa
Part 5: Key Issues
19. Global economy
20. Global terrorism
21. Global environment
Part 6: Futures and Scenarios
22. US primacy or decline?: a debate
23. Future of the Liberal Order
24. Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

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