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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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Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba

Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba

1st Edition

David Bernell
November 30, 2012

This book seeks to address the roots of the hostility that has characterized the United States’ relationship with Cuba and has persisted for decades, long after the Cold War. It answers the question of why America’s Cold War era policy toward Cuba has not substantially changed, despite a radically...

Neoconservatism and American Foreign Policy: A Critical Analysis

Neoconservatism and American Foreign Policy: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

Danny Cooper
April 16, 2012

At the time of America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, the term "neoconservative" was enjoying wide currency. To this day, it remains a term that engenders much debate and visceral reaction. The purpose of this book is to critically engage with a set of ideas and beliefs that define the neoconservative...

US Policy Towards Cuba: Since the Cold War

US Policy Towards Cuba: Since the Cold War

1st Edition

Jessica Gibbs
March 29, 2012

US Policy Towards Cuba is a comprehensive examination of U.S. policy towards Cuba after the Cold War, from 1989-2008. It discusses the competition between Congress and the executive for control of policy, and the domestic interests which shaped policymaking and led to the passage of two major...

The US Public and American Foreign Policy

The US Public and American Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Andrew Johnstone, Helen Laville
February 27, 2012

Though often overlooked, public opinion has always played a significant role in the development and promotion of US foreign policy and this work seeks to comprehensively assess the impact and nature of that opinion through a collection of historical and contemporary essays. The volume evaluates the...

American Foreign Policy and Postwar Reconstruction: Comparing Japan and Iraq

American Foreign Policy and Postwar Reconstruction: Comparing Japan and Iraq

1st Edition

Jeff Bridoux
February 27, 2012

On the eve of the invasion of Iraq, President G.W. Bush argued that if setting up democracy in Japan and Germany after WW II was successful, then it should also be successful in Iraq. This book provides a detailed comparison of the reconstruction of Japan from 1945 to 1952 with the current...

US Foreign Policy in Context: National Ideology from the Founders to the Bush Doctrine

US Foreign Policy in Context: National Ideology from the Founders to the Bush Doctrine

1st Edition

Adam Quinn
September 16, 2011

This work blends strategic analysis of contemporary US foreign policy with long-term historical discussion, producing an important argument relevant to the debates surrounding both the merits of contemporary US foreign policy and the long-term trends at work in American political culture. Rather...

Gender Ideologies and Military Labor Markets in the U.S.

Gender Ideologies and Military Labor Markets in the U.S.

1st Edition

Saskia Stachowitsch
September 06, 2011

Gender Ideologies and Military Labor Markets in the U.S. offers a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between changes in military gender ideologies and structural changes in U.S. military and society. By investigating how social and military change have influenced gender ideologies, the...

Soft Power and US Foreign Policy: Theoretical, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Soft Power and US Foreign Policy: Theoretical, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Inderjeet Parmar, Michael Cox
March 03, 2010

The rise of widespread negative attitudes towards US foreign policy, especially due to the war of aggression against Iraq and the subsequent military occupation of the country – has brought new attention to the meaning and instruments of soft power. In this edited collection, an outstanding line up...

United States Foreign Policy & National Identity in the 21st Century

United States Foreign Policy & National Identity in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Kenneth Christie
November 24, 2009

Examines the complex relationship between United States foreign policy and American national identity as it has changed from the post-cold war period through the defining moment of 9/11 and into the 21st century. Starting with a discussion of notions of American identity in an historical sense, the...

America's 'Special Relationships': Foreign and Domestic Aspects of the Politics of Alliance

America's 'Special Relationships': Foreign and Domestic Aspects of the Politics of Alliance

1st Edition

John Dumbrell, Axel Schäfer
August 27, 2009

This unique volume offers an original collection of essays on the theme of America’s ‘special relationships’. It interrogates in an original and provocative manner the distinctive character of America’s interactions with an array of allies and clients, both international and domestic. The essays...

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