The United States Contested American Unilateralism and European Discontent
Why and how is America contested by Europe? This new book answers this question and contributes to a better understanding of contemporary transatlantic tensions.
Adopting different theoretical perspectives, the leading contributors to this volume assess the European discontent with America and relate this to the unilateral turn of US foreign policy in the twenty-first century. American unilateralism is interpreted by all the authors as the expression of a new conservative nationalism which has been growing in the country since the 1970s and became culturally hegemonic after 9/11. They explore the following key areas:
- the rise of American conservative nationalism
- US foreign policy
- transatlantic relations
- the Iraq War
- the future of American political and cultural hegemony.
This book will be vital reading for students of international relations, foreign policy analysis, American and European politics.
List of contributors
Why is America contested?
1 American unilateralism as a new conservative nationalism
The rise and success of American conservative nationalism
2 The historical and ideological roots of the neoconservative persuasion
MARIO DEL PERO
3 The neoconservatives as a continuation and an aberration in American foreign policy
DOUGLAS T. STUART
4 What’s the big idea? Models of global order in the post-cold war era
The European discontent: a new anti-Americanism?
5 Anti-Americanism in Europe: what’s new? An appraisal and personal account
6 Anti-Americanism and the European peace movement: the Iraq war
CARLO RUZZA and EMANUELA BOZZINI
7 Anti-Americanism and European public opinion during the Iraq war
Which future for American conservative nationalism?
8 America after the 2004 elections: bold policies and political quicksand
BRUCE E. CAIN
9 The economic constraints on American unilateral foreign policy
10 The cultural resistance to American political values: a global perspective
America contested or rejected?
11 Contested but indispensable: the missing point of European discontent
MARK F. GILBERT