U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective: Clients, enemies and empire

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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What is the long-term nature of American foreign policy? U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective refutes the claim that it has varied considerably across time and space, arguing that key policies have been remarkably stable over the last hundred years, not in terms of ends but of means.

Author Biography

David Sylvan is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Political Science Unit at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Stephen Majeski is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle, United States.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. viii
List of tablesp. ix
Prefacep. x
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Explaining the continuity of U.S. foreign policyp. 1
An empire of client statesp. 17
Acquiring client statesp. 38
The routine maintenance of client statesp. 76
Client maintenance by interventionsp. 108
Hostile intervention against enemy statesp. 176
The persistence of client-state imperialismp. 223
Notesp. 253
Bibliographyp. 288
Indexp. 323
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