The American Challenge: The World Resists US Liberalism

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Mar 28, 2013 - Political Science - 262 pages

The rise of the US as a hegemonic power during the twentieth century first pursuing a liberal project of globalization under Clinton and then moving towards greater unilateralism after the election of George W. Bush, is comprehensively described in this much-needed study. Following the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration became increasingly unpopular at home and abroad. America's power to impose its will declined and rivals were able to take advantage of its weakened state and pursue their own agendas with considerable success.

This indispensable book looks at whether policy failure in Iraq and declining US soft and hard power mark the beginning of the end of US hegemony or whether the resilience of America's military and economic foundations will once again prove observers wrong.

 

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Contents

American Hegemony in the Twenty First Century
7
The AngloSphere Nations
29
The Great Wars and the Cold War 19141991
47
The End of the Cold War and the Middle East
65
Prelude to War
89
The Global War on Terror
109
Allies
133
Foundations of American Power
155
Competitors
177
Contested Zones
197
Conclusion A Balance Sheet
219
Bibliography
229
Index
237
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R. Catley is Professor of Business at the School of Management and Business, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. David Mosler is a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide, Australia.

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