In this volume, several leading foreign policy and international relations experts consider the long term prospects and implications of US foreign policy as it has been shaped and practiced during the presidency of George W. Bush.
The essays in this collection - based on the research of well-respected scholars such as Ole Holsti, Loch Johnson, John Ruggie, Jack Donnelly, Robert Leiber, Karen Mingst, and Edward Luck - offer a clear assessment: while US resources are substantial, Washington's ability to shape outcomes in the world is challenged by its expansive foreign policy goals, its exceptionalist approach to international relations, serious questions about the limits of its hard power resources as well as fundamental changes in the global system. Illustrating one of the central ironies of the contemporary situation in foreign affairs and international relations: that at the very time of the ‘unipolar moment,’ the world has become globalized to such an extent that the unilateralism of the Bush Administration leads as much to resistance as it does to coercion, compliance, and cooperation.
American Foreign Policy in a Globalized World will be of interest to students and scholars of politics and international relations.
Table of Contents
1. Sustaining American Power in a Globalized World Patrice Mcmahon and Andrew Wedeman 2. Doctrinal Unilateralism and Its Limits: America and Global Governance in the New Century John Gerard Ruggie 3. Article 2(4) on the Nonuse of Force: What Were We Thinking? Edward C. Luck 4. Sovereign Inequality and Hierarchy in Anarchy: American Power and International Society Jack Donnelly 5. American Security, the Use of Force, and the Limits of the Bush Doctrine Jon Western 6. U.S. Security Goals: Unilateralism and Multilateralism in Foreign Policy, or the Bush Doctrine and Multilateral Institutions Karen A. Mingst 7. American Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: Did the September 11 Attacks Change Everything? Ole R. Holsti 8. Supervising America’s Secret Foreign Policy: A Shock Theory of Congressional Oversight for Intelligence Loch K. Johnson 9. American Policy toward Enemy Detainees in the War on Terrorism David P. Forsythe 10. Democracy Promotion and American Foreign Policy: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Future Mark Peceny 11. Draining Swamps and Transplanting Values: Nation Building and the American Military Conrad C. Crane 12. The United States and Europe: Explaining the Transatlantic Bond Robert J. Lieber 13. The Bush Doctrine in Asia Mel Gurtov 14. The Bush Doctrine and Democracy Promotion in the Middle East Mahmood Monshipouri
David P. Forsythe is University Professor and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Patrice C. McMahon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Andrew Wedeman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln where he also directs both the International Studies and Asian Studies programs.