US Foreign Policy After the Cold War

Global Hegemon or Reluctant Sheriff?, 2nd Edition

By Fraser Cameron

© 2004 – Routledge

236 pages

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About the Book

Since the success of the best-selling first edition, the world has remained fascinated with US foreign policy, not least because of the far-reaching consequences of the US led invasion of Iraq. This fully updated textbook follows the events of the past two and a half years including the 2004 presidential campaign, whilst still providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of American foreign policy.

Chapter headings include:

  • from colony to superpower
  • the post-Cold War decade
  • the role of Congress
  • the media and public opinion
  • the US and terrorism.

Examining the administrations of George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, it explains the complex interaction between the institutions of power, the key actors and the non-governmental organizations to give a complete picture of foreign policy. With a complete glossary of terms, this textbook is ideal for those studying American politics or international relations.

Companion website available at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415358655

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Fraser Cameron is a foreign policy adviser at the European Commission. He was formerly Head of Political and Academic Affairs at the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington DC. He is the author of European Foreign and Security Policy (Sheffield Academic Press: 1997).

Table of Contents

1. From Colony to Superpower 2. The Post-Cold War Decade 3. The Executive Branch 4. The Role of Congress 5. The Domestic Environment 6. The Media and Public Opinion 7. Foreign Trade and Globalisation 8. The US and Terrorism 9. US Foreign Policy Priorities 10. Hegemon and Sheriff

About the Author

Fraser Cameron is a foreign policy adviser at the European Commission. He was formerly Head of Political and Academic Affairs at the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington DC.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General