United States Foreign Policy & National Identity in the 21st Century

Edited by Kenneth Christie

© 2010 – Routledge

176 pages

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About the Book

Examines the complex relationship between United States foreign policy and American national identity as it has changed from the post-cold war period through the defining moment of 9/11 and into the 21st century.

Starting with a discussion of notions of American identity in an historical sense, the contributors go on to examine the most central issues in US foreign policy and their impact on national identity including: the end of the Cold War, the rise of neo-conservatism, ideas of US Empire and the influence of the 'War on Terror'. The book sheds significant new light on the continuities and discontinuities in the relationship of US identity to foreign policy.

Table of Contents

Foreword Anatol Lieven Introduction Part 1: History and Identity in US Foreign Policy 1. Identity and Victory: the Cold war’s end in American Memory Roger Johnson 2. Nativism or Cosmopolitanism? American Identity in the 21st century Carl Pedersen Part 2: Motivations, Identity and Ideology in US Foreign Policy 3. A Neo-Conservative-dominated US Foreign Policy establishment? Inderjeet Parmar 4. American Evangelical Protestantism and US Foreign Policy Caitlin Stewart 5. Constructing US Identity: Unilateralism and Multilateralism in US security policy Ed Lock Part 3: The Consequences: the reluctant Empire? 6. "Will the United States always be the ‘quintessential’ modern nation-state in an increasingly postmodern world?" Jason G. Ralph 7. How the Anglophones can save the American Imperium: Modelling the British Empire for a 21st century America. Binoy Kampmark 8. American Empire as a way of life: The search for Historical alternatives Jonathan Hansen

About the Series

Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General