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Cooperation Established: “Empire” by Invitation, 1945–1950

Geir Lundestad

in The United States and Western Europe Since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266685
eISBN:
9780191601057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266689.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Discusses the progressive cooperation established between the US and Western Europe in the period 1945–1950. The first section looks at America's position of strength in 1945, at the end of the ... More


FDR and World Order: Globalizing the Monroe Doctrine

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Franklin D. Roosevelt's liberal democratic internationalism and his efforts to assure American national security by constructing a stable world order based on the Monroe ... More


The End of the Cold War and Cooperation in the End, 1984–1993

Geir Lundestad

in The United States and Western Europe Since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266685
eISBN:
9780191601057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266689.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Charts the changes that occurred in American–Western European relations during the years of the Reagan and Bush administrations of 1984–1993, which marked a change in the Cold War (largely as a ... More


Eisenhower and His Legacy, 1953–1977

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's legacy in the area of liberal democratic internationalism during the period 1953–1977. Until 1947, the American foreign policy choice had been between a ... More


Reagan ’s Democratic Revolution

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Ronald Reagan's commitment to the tenets of liberal democratic internationalism, and in particular his promotion of a global “democratic revolution” characterized by an apparent ... More


Carter ’s Human Rights Campaign

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Jimmy Carter's promotion of human rights abroad as part of his foreign policy. The Carter administration gave a relatively precise interpretation of the meaning of human rights ... More


The United States and the Global Struggle for Democracy

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book offers a historical account of American efforts “to make the world safe for democracy” and the results of these attempts in the context of their own ambitions. It also examines how American ... More


Wilson and a World Safe for Democracy

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Woodrow Wilson's comprehensive program for world order that came to constitute the foundation of liberal democratic internationalism, also known as Wilsonianism. Wilson's ... More


Nixon's Farewell: Watergate, Kissinger, and Foreign Policy

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Due to Nixon's obsession with Watergate, Kissinger was able to conduct American foreign policy without much interference from the president. Also, Kissinger's series of triumphs in the Middle East ... More


From Berlin to Baghdad: America's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World

Hal Brands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124629
eISBN:
9780813134925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Containing Communism was the primary goal of American foreign policy for four decades, allowing generations of political leaders to build consensus atop a universally accepted foundation. This book ... More


The Perils of Neorealism

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Neorealists such as Stephen M. Walt argue that the Bush administration's war on terror did not promote democratic reforms in the Middle East but instead heightened anti-American sentiment in the ... More


America’s Necessity

Joseph M. Parent

in Uniting States: Voluntary Union in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782192
eISBN:
9780199919147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the formation of the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of realism, constructivism, liberalism, and binding/republican security theory. It finds that while the unification ... More


The Living Legacy of the Vietnam War

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American leaders conducted their foreign and military policies from the 1970s to the early years of the twenty-first century with an eye to their unhappy experiences in the Vietnam War. Nearly ... More


The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Noel Maurer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Throughout the twentieth century, the U.S. government willingly deployed power, hard and soft, to protect American investments all around the globe. Why did the United States get into the business of ... More


Is There a National Interest?

Lawrence Davidson

in Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although the notion of national interest can become problematic because of the existence of well-organized interest groups that effectively privatize foreign policy relative to their areas of ... More


The Imprudence of Isolationism

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies several flaws in the arguments of Patrick Buchanan and others in favor of isolationism over the moral democratic realism espoused by the Bush Doctrine as the country's ... More


America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Tony Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a comprehensive historical review of American liberal democratic internationalism. It argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to ... More


Introduction

Stephen Hopgood

in American Foreign Environmental Policy and the Power of the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292593
eISBN:
9780191684920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292593.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines American foreign environmental policy-making and its contribution to an understanding of how the growth of non-state actors and of awkward transnational issues impacts upon the ... More


Conclusion

Lawrence Davidson

in Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

History has shown that American foreign policy influenced by the power of special interest groups has often lead to disaster, as in the case of the Vietnam War and the invasion of Iraq. Yet the ... More


Continuity and Change in American Foreign Environmental Policy

Stephen Hopgood

in American Foreign Environmental Policy and the Power of the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292593
eISBN:
9780191684920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292593.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses what has fundamentally changed in the making of American foreign environmental policy over three decades of international environmentalism. It describes three major ... More


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