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Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy


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This new series sets out to publish high quality works by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with United States Foreign Policy. The series welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject and draws on scholarship from international relations, security studies, international political economy, foreign policy analysis and contemporary international history.

Subjects covered include the role of administrations and institutions, the media, think tanks, ideologues and intellectuals, elites, transnational corporations, public opinion, and pressure groups in shaping foreign policy, US relations with individual nations, with global regions and global institutions and America’s evolving strategic and military policies.

The series aims to provide a range of books – from individual research monographs and edited collections to textbooks and supplemental reading for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.

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US Democracy Promotion after the Cold War: Stability, Basic Premises, and Policy towards Egypt

US Democracy Promotion after the Cold War: Stability, Basic Premises, and Policy towards Egypt

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Annika Elena Poppe
September 11, 2019

This book explores the often-assumed but so far not examined proposition that a particular US culture influences US foreign policy behavior, or, more concretely: that widely shared basic assumptions embraced by members of the US administration have a notable impact on foreign policy-making....

Anti-Americanism and American Exceptionalism: Prejudice and Pride about the USA

Anti-Americanism and American Exceptionalism: Prejudice and Pride about the USA

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Brendon O'Connor
July 03, 2019

This book argues against the tendency to see America as the worst or best nation and instead presents a case for seeing anti-Americanism as a counterproductive prejudice. There are many reasons to criticise American policies, politics and even society, but a crucial distinction must be drawn...

The Obama Doctrine: A Legacy of Continuity in US Foreign Policy?

The Obama Doctrine: A Legacy of Continuity in US Foreign Policy?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland
June 11, 2019

President Obama’s first term in office was subject to intense criticism; not only did many feel that he had failed to live up to his leadership potential, but that he had actually continued the foreign policy framework of the George W. Bush era he was supposed to have abandoned. This edited volume...

US Power in Latin America: Renewing Hegemony

US Power in Latin America: Renewing Hegemony

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rubrick Biegon
May 18, 2019

An original account of contemporary US-Latin American relations, this book utilises neo-Gramscian and historical materialist approaches to build a novel conceptual framework for analysing US hegemony, extending critical theory in new and exciting directions. It disaggregates US power into distinct...

Foreign Policy Issues for America: The Trump Years

Foreign Policy Issues for America: The Trump Years

1st Edition

Richard W. Mansbach, James M. McCormick
March 14, 2019

As America’s first president never to have served in government or the military, Donald Trump entered the White House with an unformed foreign policy position. Yet he was confronted by a wide range of developing issues; the rise of China, Russian-United States relations, the resurgence of...

Ideologies of American Foreign Policy

Ideologies of American Foreign Policy

1st Edition

John Callaghan, Brendon O'Connor, Mark Phythian
March 05, 2019

A comprehensive account of ideology and its role in the foreign policy of the United States of America, this book investigates the way United States foreign policy has been understood, debated and explained in the period since the US emerged as a global force, on its way to becoming the world power...

Alliance Decision-Making in the South China Sea: Between Allied and Alone

Alliance Decision-Making in the South China Sea: Between Allied and Alone

1st Edition

Joseph A. Gagliano
February 28, 2019

The combination of rising Chinese power and longstanding territorial disputes has drawn increased attention and threats to the Asia-Pacific region. Five smaller powers contest Beijing’s claims; Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and Indonesia, with the United States viewed as the most...

India-America Relations (1942-62): Rooted in the Liberal International Order

India-America Relations (1942-62): Rooted in the Liberal International Order

1st Edition

Atul Bhardwaj
November 20, 2018

Examining India-America relations between 1942-62, this book reconsiders the role of America in shaping the imagination of post-colonial India. It rejects a conventional orthodoxy that assigns a limited role to America and challenges narratives which neglect the natural asymmetries and focus on...

US Foreign Policy and China: Bush’s First Term

US Foreign Policy and China: Bush’s First Term

1st Edition

Guy Roberts
September 10, 2018

This work is an exploration of how U.S.-China relations were managed by President George W. Bush. Roberts argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, President Bush conducted a calculated, pragmatic and highly successful strategy toward Beijing, which avoided conflict, resolved crisis and...

Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror

Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror

1st Edition

Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland
August 14, 2018

This edited volume is an innovative analysis of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, security and counter-terrorism policy, specifically within the context of ending the now infamous War on Terror. The book adopts a comparative approach, analysing change and continuity in US foreign policy...

The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath

The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath

1st Edition

Mohammed Shareef
August 14, 2018

This book provides a descriptive and analytical narrative of the evolution of US foreign policy towards Iraq at the supra-national (global), national (Arab Iraq) and sub-national (Iraqi Kurdistan) levels. The book is unique in that it presents a sophisticated insight into the two major components...

United States - Africa Security Relations: Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

United States - Africa Security Relations: Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

1st Edition

Kelechi A. Kalu, George Klay Kieh
August 14, 2018

United States-Africa relations have experienced four major cycles. The first cycle was during the Cold War(1960-1990). During this period, the U.S. developed a one-sided relationship with various African states in which the latter served as "foot soldiers" for the U.S. in its competition with the...

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