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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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American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks The Open Door since the End of the Cold War

American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks: The Open Door since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

By Bastiaan Van Apeldoorn, Naná de Graaff
December 02, 2016

This book presents a novel analysis of how US grand strategy has evolved from the end of the Cold War to the present, offering an integrated analysis of both continuity and change. The post-Cold War American grand strategy has continued to be oriented to securing an ‘open door’ to US capital around...

Clinton, New Terrorism and the Origins of the War on Terror

Clinton, New Terrorism and the Origins of the War on Terror

1st Edition

By Chin-Kuei Tsui
July 18, 2016

A frequent assumption of the American-led ‘war on terror’ and its accompanying discourse originated largely with the George W. Bush Administration, and that there was a counterterrorism policy revolution in the U.S. political arena. Challenging these assumptions, through a genealogical analysis of ...

Risk and Presidential Decision-making The Emergence of Foreign Policy Crises

Risk and Presidential Decision-making: The Emergence of Foreign Policy Crises

1st Edition

By Luca Trenta
May 24, 2016

This book aims at gauging whether the nature of US foreign policy decision-making has changed after the Cold War as radically as a large body of literature seems to suggest, and develops a new framework to interpret presidential decision-making in foreign policy. It locates the study of risk in US ...

American Images of China Identity, Power, Policy

American Images of China: Identity, Power, Policy

1st Edition

By Oliver Turner
March 03, 2016

The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about ...

Democracy Promotion, National Security and Strategy Foreign Policy under the Reagan Administration

Democracy Promotion, National Security and Strategy: Foreign Policy under the Reagan Administration

1st Edition

By Robert Pee
July 27, 2015

This book investigates the relationship between democracy promotion and US national security strategy through an examination of the Reagan administration’s attempt to launch a global campaign for democracy in the early 1980s, which culminated in the foundation of the National Endowment for ...

Democracy Promotion as US Foreign Policy Bill Clinton and Democratic Enlargement

Democracy Promotion as US Foreign Policy: Bill Clinton and Democratic Enlargement

1st Edition

By Nicolas Bouchet
July 08, 2015

The role of democracy promotion in US foreign policy has increased considerably in the last three decades, booming especially in the immediate years after the end of the Cold War. The rise of democracy promotion originated in a long historical tradition that saw exporting American political values ...

The President, the State and the Cold War Comparing the foreign policies of Truman and Reagan

The President, the State and the Cold War: Comparing the foreign policies of Truman and Reagan

1st Edition

By James Bilsland
February 09, 2015

US foreign policy during the Cold War has been analysed from a number of perspectives, generating large bodies of literature attempting to explain its origins, its development and its conclusion. However, there are still many questions left only partially explained. In large part this is because ...

Presidential Rhetoric from Wilson to Obama Constructing crises, fast and slow

Presidential Rhetoric from Wilson to Obama: Constructing crises, fast and slow

1st Edition

By Wesley Widmaier
November 13, 2014

Over the past century, presidential constructions of crises have spurred recurring redefinitions of U.S. interests, as crusading advance has alternated with realist retrenchment. For example, Harry Truman and George W. Bush constructed crises that justified liberal crusades in the Cold War and War ...

The Origins of the US War on Terror Lebanon, Libya and American Intervention in the Middle East

The Origins of the US War on Terror: Lebanon, Libya and American Intervention in the Middle East

1st Edition

By Mattia Toaldo
November 10, 2014

The war on terror did not start after 9/11, rather its origins must be traced back much further to the Reagan administration and the 1980s. Utilizing recently declassified archival resources, Toaldo offers an in-depth analysis of how ideas and threat perceptions were shaped both by traditional US ...

US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine

US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine

1st Edition

By Alex Miles
November 10, 2014

Concerns over Iran’s nuclear programme, North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship and, in the past, Iraq’s apparent pursuit of WMD have captured the world’s attention, and dominated the agenda of the American foreign policy establishment. But, what led policymakers and the US military to emphasise the ...

West Africa and the U.S. War on Terror

West Africa and the U.S. War on Terror

1st Edition

Edited By George Klay Kieh, Kelechi Kalu
November 10, 2014

Since the terrorist attacks on the American homeland on September 11, 2001, fighting the menace has become the frontier issue on the U.S.’ national security agenda. In the case of the African Continent, the United States has, and continues to accord major attention to the West African sub-region. ...

Congressional Policymaking in Sino-U.S. Relations during the Post-Cold War Era

Congressional Policymaking in Sino-U.S. Relations during the Post-Cold War Era

1st Edition

By Joseph A Gagliano
September 05, 2014

Conventional wisdom holds that the President enjoys the preponderance of foreign policy power, however Congress has influenced China policymaking more than is generally recognized. The legislature has demonstrated consistent interests in the realm of China policy, and it has invariably pursued ...

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