American foreign policy

Studies in intellectual history

Edited by Jean-Francois Drolet and James Dunkerley

American foreign policy


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1650-5
  • Pages: 216
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: July 2017
  • BIC Category: International relations, HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies), International Relations, Society & social sciences / Geopolitics, Society & social sciences / International relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization, POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, HISTORY / United States / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, Humanities / Social & political philosophy, Society & social sciences / Political science & theory, United States of America, USA


This book offers a nuanced and multifaceted collection of essays covering a wide range of concerns, concepts, presidential doctrines, and rationalities of government thought to have marked America's engagement with the world during this period. The collection is organised chronologically and looks at the work of intellectuals who have written both in support and critically about US foreign policy in various geographical and historical contexts. This includes Andrew Carnegie, Carl Schmitt, Hans Morgenthau, George Kennan, Samuel Huntington, Paul Wolfowitz and many other such thinkers and practitioners who have contributed in shaping the ways in which we have come to think of US foreign policy over the years. The book will be of significant interest to students and academics within the fields of US foreign policy analysis, international relations and intellectual history.


Jean-François Drolet is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

James Dunkerley is Professor of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London


Introduction: thinking about America in the world over the longer run - James Dunkerley
1 The strange career of nation-building as a concept in US foreign policy - Jeremi Suri
2 Race, utopia, perpetual peace: Andrew Carnegie's dreamworld - Duncan Bell
3 Carl Schmitt and the American century - Jean-François Drolet
4 Realist exceptionalism: philosophy, politics, and foreign policy in America's 'second modernity' - Vibeke Schou Tjalve and Michael C. Williams
5 The social and political construction of the Cold War - Tracy B. Strong
6 Chaotic epic: Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order revisited - James Dunkerley
7 Paul Wolfowitz and the promise of American power, 1969-2001 - David Milne

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