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  • The Rise of China and Transformation of the US-China Relationship

    Forging Partnership in the Age of Strategic Mistrust, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    The rise of China has transformed Sino-US relations in the 21st century. Although the United States remains atop the global power hierarchy, its relative leverage has become more restraint as China has steadily stepped up as a counterweight to US influence. The Sino-US relationship has, therefore,…

    Hardback – 2013-10-19

  • The Louisiana Purchase

    A Global Context, 1st Edition

    By Robert D. Bush

    In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation’s geography and its political future. President Thomas Jefferson had struggled for three years over the purchase, which many…

    Paperback – 2013-10-15
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Grand Strategy and the Presidency

    Foreign Policy, War and the American Role in the World, 1st Edition

    By C. Dale Walton

    This book examines the role and importance of the Presidency in the formulation and conduct of US grand strategy. The text discusses US strategic history, with particular emphasis on the period from the end of the Cold War to the present day. While the United States periodically has enjoyed…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
    Strategy and History

  • US Hegemony and International Legitimacy

    Norms, Power and Followership in the Wars on Iraq, 1st Edition

    By Lavina Rajendram Lee

    This book examines US hegemony and international legitimacy in the post-Cold War era, focusing on its leadership in the two wars on Iraq. The preference for unilateral action in foreign policy under the Bush Administration, culminating in the use of force against Iraq in 2003, has unquestionably…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Race and US Foreign Policy

    The African-American Foreign Affairs Network, 1st Edition

    By Mark Ledwidge

    African-Americans' analysis of, and interest in, foreign affairs represents a rich and dynamic legacy, and this work provides a cutting edge insight into this neglected aspect of US foreign affairs. In addition to extending the parameters of US foreign policy literature to include race and…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Prevention, Pre-emption and the Nuclear Option

    From Bush to Obama, 1st Edition

    By Aiden Warren

    Despite its portrayal as a bold departure, the Bush Doctrine was not the "new" or "revolutionary" policy instrument that many at the time portended. This work seeks to argue that while it was clear that the Bush Doctrine certainly qualified as a preventive war policy, it is apparent that the…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • The United States and NATO since 9/11

    The Transatlantic Alliance Renewed, 1st Edition

    By Ellen Hallams

    The US decision not to work through NATO after 9/11 left many European members of the alliance feeling deflated. This decision reflected not only the unilateralism of the Bush Administration, but also the belief that US operational freedom and flexibility had been hampered during NATO’s two Balkans…

    Paperback – 2013-08-07
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shalini Puri

    The year 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the thirtieth anniversary of the Grenadian and Nicaraguan Revolutions, and as such offered an occasion to assess the complex legacies of revolutionary politics in the Caribbean. This volume considers what we might learn from such…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01

  • The Case for Multinational Federalism

    Beyond the all-encompassing nation, 1st Edition

    By Alain-G. Gagnon

    Throughout the world, liberal-democracies are grappling with increasing claims made in the name of minority national, socio-cultural and ethno-cultural identities that seek greater recognition in the institutions of the nation-state. This work inserts itself into debates centred on diversity…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • Euroscepticism in Southern Europe

    A Diachronic Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susannah Verney

    Euroscepticism has emerged as a growing constraint on European integration, starting with the Maastricht Treaty in the early 1990s, continuing with the mid-2000s constitutional debacle and intensifying with the eurozone crisis – a crisis in which Southern Europe has played a key role. But is…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31

  • Issues in American Politics

    Polarized politics in the age of Obama, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Dumbrell

    This wide ranging book provides readers with a reliable and lively guide to contemporary American political practices, processes and institutions. Essays in the proposed volume will cover phenomena such as the Tea Party upsurge in the Republican Party, Obama’s health care reforms, recent changes to…

    Paperback – 2013-04-23

  • US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

    From Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Cox, Timothy J. Lynch, Nicolas Bouchet

    The promotion of democracy by the United States became highly controversial during the presidency of George W. Bush. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were widely perceived as failed attempts at enforced democratization, sufficient that Barack Obama has felt compelled to downplay the rhetoric of…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

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