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American Foreign Policy Since World War II 21ed (ISE)

by Steven W Hook and John Winston Spanier SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9781544326856
Format:
Pbk 472 pages
Price:
AU$159.00 NZ$165.22

SAGE Student Price: AU$142.00

Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
Instructors
& Academics:
The classic text on American foreign policy, Hook and Spanier's American Foreign Policy since World War II has long set the standard in guiding students through the complexities of the field. With each new edition, the authors find that new developments in foreign policy conform to their overarching theme - that there is an American "style" of foreign policy imbued with a distinct sense of national exceptionalism. This twenty-first edition has streamlined two chapters into one and closes with two new chapters that address the aftershocks of the Arab Spring and the revival of power politics. Additionally, an entirely new chapter discusses the implications of a changing American policy under the Trump presidency. By giving students the historical context they need, this book allows them to truly grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of the nation's foreign policy agenda with historical insight into modern policy context.

Preface


  Chapter 1 The American Approach to Foreign Policy


Learning from Experience


The Roots of American Primacy


Destiny and Moral Mission


A Skeptical View of Power Politics


U.S. Exceptionalism and Exceptions  


Part I: The Cold War


  Chapter 2 From World War to Cold War


American Wartime Illusions


The Russo-Soviet Approach to Foreign Policy


Soviet Expansion after World War II


The Strategy of Containment


Declaring Cold War: The Truman Doctrine   Chapter 3 Containment: From Theory to Practice


New Economic and Military Structures


Reviving the Western European Allies


Confronting Revolution in East Asia


Domestic Pressures for a Global Crusade


Eisenhower's "New Look" in Foreign Policy   Chapter 4 North-South Tensions and the Vietnam War


Developing Countries in the Crossfire


Regional Conflicts in Latin America


Vietnam: The Limits of Containment   Chapter 5 Détente and World-Order Politics


Managing the Superpower Rivalry


Carter's Quest for World Order


War and Peace in the Middle East


Blowback and the Soviet Power Play   Chapter 6 Breakthroughs in the Superpower Struggle


Reagan's Rhetorical Offensive


Expanding U.S. Military Forces


"Rollback" in Developing Countries


Alliance Politics in the Late Cold War


From Confrontation to Conciliation   Chapter 7 The End of the Cold War


Bush's Management of the Soviet Collapse


Endgame: The Collapse of the Core


Reasons for the Soviet Collapse


A Final Appraisal  


Part II: The New World "Disorder"


  Chapter 8 Old Tensions in a New Order


Great Expectations after the Cold War


Clinton's Embrace of "Geoeconomics"


Sources of Global Fragmentation


War and Peace in the Middle East


The Plight of "Failed States"


Lessons from the Regional Crises   Chapter 9 The Shifting European Landscape


Western Europe: From Community to Union


Jump-Starting Democracy in Eastern Europe


NATO's Search for a New Mission


"Ethnic Cleansing" in the Balkans


U.S.-Russian Relations under Stress   Chapter 10 America under Fire


Strains in the Unipolar Order


The Growing Threat of "Sacred Terror"


Terror in the Morning Sky


Elements of Counterterrorism


A Grand Strategy of Primacy and Preemption   Chapter 11 Hot Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq


The Afghanistan Campaign


Renewed Hostilities against Iraq


Flashbacks to Vietnam   Chapter 12 Aftershocks of the Arab Spring


Obama's Call for Renewal


Mass Demands for Democracy


Iraq's Collapse and the ISIS Challenge


The Afghan Muddle   Chapter 13 The Revival of Power Politics


Cold War II with Russia


The Powers and their Calculations


China's Pacific Challenge


Israel's Shadow in the Middle East


Ongoing Threats of Nuclear Proliferation   Chapter 14 The End of the American Century?


Internal Threats to Democracy


Trump and Turmoil


Rethinking American Power  


Appendixes

Steven W. Hook is professor and former chair of political science at Kent State University. He has authored and edited numerous books, including U.S. Foreign Policy Today: American Renewal? (2012, with James M. Scott), Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy (2012, with Christopher Jones), Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice (2010), Comparative Foreign Policy (2002), and National Interest and Foreign Aid (1995). His journal articles have appeared in leading journals, including World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis. Professor Hook is a past president of the Foreign Policy Analysis sections of the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association.


John Spanier received his PhD from Yale University. Since joining the faculty of the University of Florida in 1957, Spanier has lectured at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, the Naval War College, military service academies, and several universities. Among his many other books is Games Nations Play.