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Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy


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This new series sets out to publish high quality works by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with United States Foreign Policy. The series welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject and draws on scholarship from international relations, security studies, international political economy, foreign policy analysis and contemporary international history.

Subjects covered include the role of administrations and institutions, the media, think tanks, ideologues and intellectuals, elites, transnational corporations, public opinion, and pressure groups in shaping foreign policy, US relations with individual nations, with global regions and global institutions and America’s evolving strategic and military policies.

The series aims to provide a range of books – from individual research monographs and edited collections to textbooks and supplemental reading for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.

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US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: The Pursuit of Hegemony

US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: The Pursuit of Hegemony

1st Edition

Dionysis Markakis
June 16, 2017

US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East seeks to explore the changes in US strategy towards democracy promotion in the Middle East during the Clinton and Bush administrations, with a particular focus on Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait. At a time of regional turmoil and political reform, the topic of...

Wilsonian Approaches to American Conflicts: From the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War

Wilsonian Approaches to American Conflicts: From the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War

1st Edition

Ashley Cox
June 02, 2017

This book explores US foreign policy, specifically the history of America’s entry into the War of 1812, the First World War, the Korean War and the First Gulf War. Using a historical case study approach, it demonstrates how the Wilsonian Framework can give us a unique understanding of why the...

American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks: The Open Door since the End of the Cold War

American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks: The Open Door since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

Bastiaan Van Apeldoorn, Naná de Graaff
December 02, 2016

This book presents a novel analysis of how US grand strategy has evolved from the end of the Cold War to the present, offering an integrated analysis of both continuity and change. The post-Cold War American grand strategy has continued to be oriented to securing an ‘open door’ to US capital around...

Clinton, New Terrorism and the Origins of the War on Terror

Clinton, New Terrorism and the Origins of the War on Terror

1st Edition

Chin-Kuei Tsui
July 13, 2016

A frequent assumption of the American-led ‘war on terror’ and its accompanying discourse originated largely with the George W. Bush Administration, and that there was a counterterrorism policy revolution in the U.S. political arena. Challenging these assumptions, through a genealogical analysis of...

Risk and Presidential Decision-making: The Emergence of Foreign Policy Crises

Risk and Presidential Decision-making: The Emergence of Foreign Policy Crises

1st Edition

Trenta Luca
June 02, 2016

This book aims at gauging whether the nature of US foreign policy decision-making has changed after the Cold War as radically as a large body of literature seems to suggest, and develops a new framework to interpret presidential decision-making in foreign policy. It locates the study of risk in US...

North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II: The Quest for Normalization?

North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II: The Quest for Normalization?

1st Edition

Ramon Pacheco Pardo
June 01, 2016

This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the...

American Images of China: Identity, Power, Policy

American Images of China: Identity, Power, Policy

1st Edition

Oliver Turner
March 03, 2016

The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about...

Democracy Promotion, National Security and Strategy: Foreign Policy under the Reagan Administration

Democracy Promotion, National Security and Strategy: Foreign Policy under the Reagan Administration

1st Edition

Robert Pee
July 22, 2015

This book investigates the relationship between democracy promotion and US national security strategy through an examination of the Reagan administration’s attempt to launch a global campaign for democracy in the early 1980s, which culminated in the foundation of the National Endowment for...

Democracy Promotion as US Foreign Policy: Bill Clinton and Democratic Enlargement

Democracy Promotion as US Foreign Policy: Bill Clinton and Democratic Enlargement

1st Edition

Nicolas Bouchet
July 06, 2015

The role of democracy promotion in US foreign policy has increased considerably in the last three decades, booming especially in the immediate years after the end of the Cold War. The rise of democracy promotion originated in a long historical tradition that saw exporting American political values...

The Origins of the US War on Terror: Lebanon, Libya and American Intervention in the Middle East

The Origins of the US War on Terror: Lebanon, Libya and American Intervention in the Middle East

1st Edition

Mattia Toaldo
April 27, 2015

The war on terror did not start after 9/11, rather its origins must be traced back much further to the Reagan administration and the 1980s. Utilizing recently declassified archival resources, Toaldo offers an in-depth analysis of how ideas and threat perceptions were shaped both by traditional US...

US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine

US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine

1st Edition

Alex Miles
April 27, 2015

Concerns over Iran’s nuclear programme, North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship and, in the past, Iraq’s apparent pursuit of WMD have captured the world’s attention, and dominated the agenda of the American foreign policy establishment. But, what led policymakers and the US military to emphasise the...

West Africa and the U.S. War on Terror

West Africa and the U.S. War on Terror

1st Edition

George Klay Kieh, Kelechi Kalu
April 27, 2015

Since the terrorist attacks on the American homeland on September 11, 2001, fighting the menace has become the frontier issue on the U.S.’ national security agenda. In the case of the African Continent, the United States has, and continues to accord major attention to the West African sub-region....

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