The presidency of George W. Bush has been widely regarded as having occasioned one of the most dramatic shifts in the history of American foreign policy. The US interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the declaration of a ‘war on terrorism’ and the enunciation of a ‘Bush Doctrine’ of unrivalled military power, ‘regime change’ for ‘rogue states’, and preventive and pre-emptive war together generated unprecedented divisions in the international community.
In this edited volume, leading international experts analyze the nature and scale of the global transformation wrought by the Bush foreign policy in three clear parts:
- part one examines the extent of the Bush administration’s break with prior American foreign policy.
- in Part two, region and country-specific experts assess the responses to the Bush Doctrine and the interaction of domestic and international politics that shaped these. They explore how governments, political parties, the media and public opinion react to US foreign policy and assess the implications for domestic, regional and international politics.
- part three examines the likely long-term implications of the Bush Doctrine in relation to a set of major thematic issues including: war and peace; the global economy; human rights and the UN.
Providing a balanced and dispassionate assessment of continuity and change in American foreign policy, national/regional responses to it, and the impact of US foreign policy on a set of ‘big picture’ discrete issues, this book is essential reading for scholars and researchers of international relations and contemporary history.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Mary Buckley and Robert Singh 2. The Bush Doctrine Robert Singh 3. Western Europe M. Donald Hancock and Brandon Valeriano 4. Poland And Central Europe George Blazyca 5. Reactions In The Russian Federation And Security In Central Asia Mary Buckley 6. North East Asia Rex Li 7. India And Pakistan Samina Yasmeen 8. The Middle East Anoushiravan Ehteshami 9. Africa Robert D. Gray 10. Australasia Brendon O’Connor 11. International Security Alastair Finlan 12. The Global Economy Daphne Josselin 13. The United Nations Stephen Ryan 14. International Law And Human Rights In A Pre-Emptive Era Malcolm Evans 15. US Unilateralism In A Multilateral Legal Order Phoebe Okowa Bibliography
Mary Buckley is Visiting Fellow at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. She has written on Soviet ideology, gender, state and society under Gorbachev, Stalinism, Russian domestic and foreign policy, terrorism and human trafficking.
Robert Singh is Professor of Politics and Head of the School of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research interests are in the field of domestic US politics and the politics of US foreign policy.