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American Power and World Order : Themes for the 21st Century Series - Christian Reus Smit

American Power and World Order

Themes for the 21st Century Series

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2004
ISBN: 9780745631677
Number Of Pages: 200

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In recent years American foreign policy has taken a unilateralist turn. Confident of America&#8217;s economic supremacy and cultural magnetism, the Bush administration has embarked on an ambitious mission to further American interests and reshape global order. <br><p> In this compelling and insightful book, Christian Reus-Smit offers a sustained critique of the Bush Doctrine and its impact on the United States and the world community. Far from being a realistic response to the challenges of the post-September 11 global order, Reus-Smit contends that the current neo-conservative approach to foreign policy is deeply idealist and na&#239;ve. He argues that the quest to re-establish US hegemony in the contemporary world is based on a flawed understanding of the nature of power and the complexities of the global system. This has led Washington to pursue policies ill-suited to addressing current sources of global disorder, such as intra-state conflict and transnational violence, inequality, alienation and environmental degradation. If this trend continues, Reus-Smit warns that it will have serious implications for global order and justice in the 21st Century.

Preface.

Introduction.

1. The Idealism of Preponderance.

2. The Alchemy of Power.

3. The Real World.

4. The Ethics of Moralists.

5. Coercion and Exit.

Notes.

Index

ISBN: 9780745631677
ISBN-10: 0745631673
Series: Themes for the 21st Century Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 2nd March 2004
Publisher: Polity Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 188.47 x 136.15  x 14.96
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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