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Obama and the World: New Directions in US Foreign Policy

Author: Ledwidge, Mark
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Pub Date: 04/04/2014
ISBN: 9780415715232
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview Earlier edition published under title: New directions in US foreign policy.
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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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