Obama and the World: New Directions in US Foreign Policy

2nd Edition

Inderjeet Parmar, Linda B. Miller, Mark Ledwidge

Routledge
Published April 4, 2014
Textbook - 320 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415715232 - CAT# Y155861
Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

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Summary

 This significantly revised, updated and extended second edition of New Directions in US Foreign Policy retains the strongest aspects of its original structure but adds 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 under President Obama
  • 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 under the Obama administration from the Arab Spring and the rise of China to African policy and multilateralism
  • 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, and featuring twelve brand new chapters, 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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