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Striking First : The Pre-emption and Preventive War Doctrines and the Reshaping of US Foreign Policy - B. Glad

Striking First

The Pre-emption and Preventive War Doctrines and the Reshaping of US Foreign Policy

By: B. Glad (Editor), C. Dolan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2005
ISBN: 9781403965486
Number Of Pages: 232

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American foreign policy, governmental institutions, and the public's sense of internal and external security are undergoing significant changes. The Bush Administration's remaking of American foreign policy through an emphasis on a preemptive, first strike, doctrine is an important change, since policy is based on intentions and state and non-state actors--downplaying the advantages of multilateralism. Parallel to this change in external action is its attempt to build an internal security apparatus that will likely result in the significant contraction of civil liberties. These policy shifts challenge the very fundamentals of American political life and the perception of the U.S. throughout the world. This volume brings together leading scholars to ask the important questions, provide trenchant analyses, and examine the potential implications of ongoing changes in American domestic and international politics.

"Preemption and prevention are age-old instruments of statecraft that have acquired new relevance after 9/11 and the U.S. war in Iraq. Striking First provides a variety of expert perspectives on the role of preemption and prevention in the evolution of U.S. strategic doctrine, the internal political struggles that shaped that doctrine, the impact of these changes on American presidential power and legal processes, and their ramifications for the international order and the limits of American power. One cannot comprehend our rapidly changing world without understanding these international and domestic processes, and Striking First provides timely and penetrating insights on these critical subjects."

- Jack S. Levy, Rutgers University



"The alarmed contributors to this book recognize that America's strategic doctrine stands at a critical turning point with far-reaching future implications. One need not agree with all the arguments advanced by the authors to this most timely volume to recognize they tap into vital questions on preemptive war. The volume should contribute importantly to the needed public debate among everyone concerned with thre role of the United States in world affairs." - Charles F. Hermann, Texas A&M University

The Political Impact of 9/11 and Wars Against Rogue Regimes
Foreign Policy on the Offensive
The Ascendancy of Vice President Dick Cheney
The Mainstream Opposition's Reaction and the Roots of the Washington Treat Consensus
Can Tyrants be Deterred?
The US and. Iraq: American Bull in a Middle East China Shop
Counter-terrorism and the Perils of Preemption
Domestic Repercussions: Beurocratic and Legal
Organizing for Homeland Security in Post 9/11 America
The Political and Legal Status of Persons in the War on Terrorism
Broader Impact
Expansion of the President's War Powers
George W. Bush and Presidential Leadership
American public Opinion on Foreign Policy, Pre and Post-Deptember 11
The UN and the Legal Status of Preemptive and Preventive War
Transatlantic Relations at the Turn of the 21st Century
The American Empire in Perspective
The Prospects for American Hegemony
The Limits of Empire
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ISBN: 9781403965486
ISBN-10: 140396548X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st January 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1