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U.S. Foreign Policy provides the most comprehensive overview of Americas role in international politics. Expert contributors focus in turn on the historical background, institutions, regional relations, and contemporary issues that are key to its foreign policy-making.The second edition includes two new chapters on Obamas use of smart power and a debate on the nature of U.S. hegemony. All chapters have been updated with important developments including the effects of the global financial crisis, the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, and political uprisings in the Middle East. Incorporating helpful learning features and an extensive accompanying website, this is the ideal textbook for students of U.S. foreign policy.The following resources for students and lecturers can be found on the Online Resource Centre:For students:- Interactive map detailing U.S. foreign policy by region- Timeline of key events in U.S. foreign policy- Multiple choice questions- Web linksFor lecturers:- Essay questions- Seminar questions and activities"This second edition of one of the best texts on modern US foreign policy is bound to be welcomed by all teachers in the field: crisply written, comprehensive in coverage, international in approach, and student-friendly, it is certain to remain the text of choice for some years to come." --G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University"The revised edition is even better than its predecessor in its selection of superb and timely pieces on foreign policy by diverse and prominent scholars. There is nothing else out there of the same quality." --Ned Lebow, Dartmouth College"This is the most helpful starting point available for the study of American foreign policy. The essays offer an essential historical, theoretical, and global framework for approaching the topic. The editors have put all of this together with a clear and cogent introduction for students of all backgrounds." --Jeremi Suri, University of Texas at Austin"This is simply the best textbook available on US foreign policy. There are real differences in how the authors think about America's role in the world, which makes the book lively and smart." --John J. Mearsheimer, University of Chicago
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