New Directions in US Foreign Policy

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Inderjeet Parmar, Linda B. Miller, Mark Ledwidge
Routledge, 2009 - Political Science - 277 pages
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New Directions in US Foreign Policy is a state of the art overview of US foreign policy, providing a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions. Offering a detailed and systematic outline of the field, this text:

    • Explains how international relations theories such as realism, liberalism and constructivism can help us to interpret US foreign policy
    • Examines the key influential actors shaping foreign policy, from political parties and think tanks to religious groups and public opinion
    • Explores the most important new policy directions from the 'war on terror' and relations with the UN to democracy promotion and 'imperialism'
    • Supplies succinct presentation of relevant case material, and provides recommendations for further reading and web sources for pursuing future research.

Written by a distinguished line-up of contributors actively engaged in original research on the topics covered, this text provides a unique platform for rigorous debate over the contentious issues that surround US foreign policy. This wide-ranging text is essential reading for all students and scholars of US foreign policy.

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About the author (2009)

Inderjeet Parmar is Professor of Government and Head of the Department of Politics, University of Manchester, UK. He has published several monographs and is the co-editor of the Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy series.

Linda B. Miller is Professor of Political Science, Emerita, at Wellesley College, USA. An international relations specialist, she also taught at Barnard, Harvard, and Brown and held research appointments at Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and Brown, where she is currently Adjunct Professor (Research) at the Watson Institute. From 19992002, she was also Editor of the International Studies Review.

Mark Ledwidge is a lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Manchester, UK.

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