America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy - Expanded Edition

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Princeton University Press, Mar 12, 2012 - Political Science - 528 pages
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America's Mission argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America's impact on international affairs. Tony Smith documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide, an effort that enjoyed its greatest triumphs in the occupations of Japan and Germany but suffered huge setbacks in Latin America, Vietnam, and elsewhere. With new chapters and a new introduction and epilogue, this expanded edition also traces U.S. attempts to spread democracy more recently, under presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and assesses America's role in the Arab Spring.

 

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Contents

The United States and the Global Struggle for Democracy
3
Liberal Democratic Internationalism and American Foreign Policy 18981921
35
Liberal Democratic Internationalism 19331947
111
Liberal Democratic Internationalism and the Cold War 19471977
177
Liberal Democratic Internationalism and the Cold War 19771989
237
Liberal Internationalism after the Cold War 19892012
309
The Irony of American Liberal Internationalism
385
Notes on the Study of the International Origins of Democracy
391
Notes
415
Bibliography
469
Index
495
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About the author (2012)

Tony Smith is the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His recent work includes The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton).

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