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New Directions in US Foreign Policy is a state of the art overview of US foreign policy, providing a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions. Offering a detailed and systematic outline of the field, this text:

    • Explains how international relations theories such as realism, liberalism and constructivism can help us to interpret US foreign policy
    • Examines the key influential actors shaping foreign policy, from political parties and think tanks to religious groups and public opinion
    • Explores the most important new policy directions from the 'war on terror' and relations with the UN to democracy promotion and 'imperialism'
    • Supplies succinct presentation of relevant case material, and provides recommendations for further reading and web sources for pursuing future research.

Written by a distinguished line-up of contributors actively engaged in original research on the topics covered, this text provides a unique platform for rigorous debate over the contentious issues that surround US foreign policy. This wide-ranging text is essential reading for all students and scholars of US foreign policy.

New directions in US foreign policy - Inderjeet Parmar

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Title
New directions in US foreign policy
Author
Inderjeet Parmar
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20090622

New Directions in US Foreign Policy is a state of the art overview of US foreign policy, providing a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions. Offering a detailed and systematic outline of the field, this text:

    • Explains how international relations theories such as realism, liberalism and constructivism can help us to interpret US foreign policy
    • Examines the key influential actors shaping foreign policy, from political parties and think tanks to religious groups and public opinion
    • Explores the most important new policy directions from the 'war on terror' and relations with the UN to democracy promotion and 'imperialism'
    • Supplies succinct presentation of relevant case material, and provides recommendations for further reading and web sources for pursuing future research.

Written by a distinguished line-up of contributors actively engaged in original research on the topics covered, this text provides a unique platform for rigorous debate over the contentious issues that surround US foreign policy. This wide-ranging text is essential reading for all students and scholars of US foreign policy.

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Inderjeet Parmar is Professor of Government and Head of the Department of Politics, University of Manchester, UK. He has published several monographs and is the co-editor of the Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy series.


Linda B. Miller is Professor of Political Science, Emerita, at Wellesley College, USA. An international relations specialist, she also taught at Barnard, Harvard, and Brown and held research appointments at Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Brown, where she is currently Adjunct Professor (Research) at the Watson Institute. From 1999-2002, she was also Editor of the International Studies Review.


Mark Ledwidge is a lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Manchester, UK.

"This book provides a clear, well-written and stimulating guide to key debates and issues in contemporary US foreign policy. It will both inform and provoke debateabout this hugely important, and equally controversial, subject." - Professor Mark Phythian, University of Leicester, UK


"This bookdelivers onits promise of beinglively and opinionated. In addition it is thoughtful and well-informed. These esteemed academics tackle the key issues of the day with aplomb." - Brendon O'Connor, Associate Professor in American Politics, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney


'Although the analytical depth of the texts and the construction of a useful conceptualisation are directed towards an academic readership, by exploring various facets of and influences on US international affairs often neglected by US foreign policy studies, sections of the book offer interesting reading for anyone keen on understanding contemporary international events.' - The International Spectator, Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 2011) 162


Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
United States - Foreign relations - 1989-
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
277

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