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The State of the American Empire
How the USA Shapes the World

ISBN 9781844074280
Published August 22, 2007 by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

As the USA's domination of world affairs meets ever-widening international resentment, this revealing interrogation of America's global footprint explores the complexities of its impact on the world. Covering a wide range of topics - from Wall Street to the War on Terror - The State of the American Empire traces the USA's attempts to balance national interest and global responsibility. It measures America's true effect on world trade and security, locates sites of resistance and levels of antagonism, and, looking ahead, considers the sustainability of its imperial role. With full-colour maps and graphics, this is an essential resource for understanding America's power around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Energy  Trade  Capital  People  Military  Security  Soft Power  Ideas  The Future  Index

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Stephen Burman is Dean of Humanities at the University of Sussex, UK. His books include America in the Modern World: The Transcendence of US Hegemony and The Black Progress Question: Explaining the African-American Predicament, which received a Gustavus Myers Award for outstanding work in the field of human rights.


'I applaud this long-awaited atlas. I have been looking for one that would graphically represent some of the major impacts of the US presence in world order. This does a terrific job.' Stephen Gill, York University, Canada