U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other

Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN : 1782384405
Pages : 250 pages
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Download or read book U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other written by Michael Patrick Cullinane and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy. This collection of essays focuses on counter-identities in American consciousness to explain how foreign policies and the discourse surrounding them develop. Whether it is the seemingly ubiquitous evil of Hitler during World War II or the more complicated perceptions of communism throughout the Cold War, these essays illuminate the cultural contexts that constructed rival identities. The authors challenge our understanding of “others,” looking at early applications of the concept in the eighteenth century to recent twenty-first century conflicts, establishing how this phenomenon is central to decision making through centuries of conflict.

Constructing Presidential Legacy

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474437346
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Constructing Presidential Legacy written by Cullinane Michael Patrick Cullinane and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What do we remember about US Presidents, and how do we come to commemorate their legacies?Few personalities loom larger than the President of the United States. Their accomplishments and failures are forensically documented, and their personal lives are under constant scrutiny from the media. But how does a president's legacy emerge, and how to do we come to commemorate it? In Constructing Presidential Legacy, world-leading experts take a multi-disciplinary approach to explore how presidents are remembered. They look at multiple presidents, including Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Eisenhower, Reagan, Obama and Trump. Discover how presidential legacies are constructed during and after a President's time in the Whitehouse, and how they are portrayed in media such as film, museums, public art, political invocations, pop culture, literature and evolving technological advancements.

The Palgrave Handbook of Presidents and Prime Ministers From Cleveland and Salisbury to Trump and Johnson

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030722767
Pages : 495 pages
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Download or read book The Palgrave Handbook of Presidents and Prime Ministers From Cleveland and Salisbury to Trump and Johnson written by Michael Patrick Cullinane and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook examines the personal relationships between American presidents and British prime ministers. It aims to determine how personal diplomacy shaped the Anglo-American relationship and whether individual leaders made the relationship “special.” From the great rapprochement of the 1890s to the Cold War and contemporary transatlantic rapport, the Anglo-American relationship has been one of global significance, making presidents and prime ministers central to international security, trade and commerce, culture, and communication. Naturally, it explores the ideas and convictions of presidents and prime ministers, the political parties they led, as well as the political images constructed in the media and how the aura of the Anglo-American relationship might differ from the reality. With a deeper understanding of these political leaders and the relationship they forge with their counterparts, we come that much closer to appreciating the dynamics of transatlantic statecraft.

Remembering Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030692965
Pages : 295 pages
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Download or read book Remembering Theodore Roosevelt written by Michael Patrick Cullinane and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-09-23 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book sheds new light on the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt, drawing on a remarkable set of oral histories gathered in the 1950s from those who knew him. Remembering Theodore Roosevelt presents fourteen intimate interviews with Roosevelt’s friends, family, and contemporaries. Never before published, the transcripts reveal colorful details about the infamous Rough Riders, the political scene in New York City, the lives of his extended family, including the Hyde Park Roosevelts Franklin and Eleanor, and how the former president inspired successive generations. The book benefits from the author’s discerning annotations and commentary that provide the reader with lesser-known facts and a full appreciation of the oral history project.

Open Door Era

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474401325
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Open Door Era written by Michael Patrick Cullinane and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-01-17 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the Open Door, the most influential U.S. foreign policy of the twentieth centuryIn 1899, U.S. Secretary of State John Hay wrote six world powers calling for an aOpen Door in China that would guarantee equal trading opportunities, curtail colonial annexation, and prevent conflict in the Far East. Within a year, the region had succumbed to renewed colonisation and war, but despite the apparent failure of Hays diplomacy, the ideal of the Open Door emerged as the central component of U.S. foreign policy in the twentieth century. Just as visions of aManifest Destiny shaped continental expansion in the nineteenth century, Woodrow Wilson used the Open Door to make the case for a world asafe for democracy, Franklin Roosevelt developed it to inspire the fight against totalitarianism and imperialism, and Cold War containment policy envisioned international communism as the latest threat to a global system built upon peace, openness, and exchange. In a concise yet wide-ranging examination of its origins and development, readers will discover how the idea of the Open Door came to define the American Century.Key FeaturesUncovers the ideological wellspring of U.S. foreign policy in the twentieth centuryPresents debates over U.S. foreign policy, including the aWisconsin School critique of the Open Door as a mechanism of informal empireReveals both the consistency of U.S. foreign policy thinking and offers a deeper context to critical foreign policy decisionsContextulises the roots of contemporary U.S. policy

Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137002573
Pages : 246 pages
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Download or read book Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism written by M. Cullinane and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-07-03 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a study of the American anti-imperialist movement during its most active years of opposition to US foreign policy, from 1898 to 1909. It re-evaluates the movement's motives and operations throughout these years by evaluating the way in which Americans conceived the idea of 'liberty.'

Perspectives on Presidential Leadership

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113507903X
Pages : 236 pages
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Download or read book Perspectives on Presidential Leadership written by Michael Patrick Cullinane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-18 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore Roosevelt. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership is an examination of presidential legacy, and in particular an analysis of the first ever UK ranking of American presidents which took place in 2011. In thirteen chapters, thirteen individual presidential administrations are assessed. Some presidents have been considered a success, others a failure; both types are featured in these thirteen case studies in a measured attempt to understand how the perception of presidential leadership evolves, shifts, and contorts across three centuries of American politics. The case studies also derive from the expertise of the collected British, Irish and Canadian authors, all of whom are leading scholars in their fields, and many of which took part in the 2011 survey. At a time when understanding presidential legacy is in high demand, this book offers a unique international perspective. Through extended commentary and inter-disciplinary study of the UK perspective it provides groundbreaking research.

Churchill and the Anglo-American Special Relationship

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317283724
Pages : 278 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Churchill and the Anglo-American Special Relationship written by Alan P. Dobson and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-24 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines Winston Churchill’s role in the creation and development of the Anglo–American special relationship. Drawing together world leading and emergent scholars, this volume offers a critical celebration of Churchill’s contribution to establishing the Anglo–American special relationship. Marking the seventieth anniversary of Churchill’s pronouncement in 1946 of that special relationship in his famous Iron Curtain speech, the book provides new insights into old debates by drawing upon approaches and disciplines that have hitherto been marginalised or neglected. The book foregrounds agency, culture, values, ideas and the construction and representation of special Anglo–American relations, past and present. The volume covers two main themes. Firstly, it identifies key influences upon Churchill as he developed his political career, especially processes and patterns of Anglo–American convergence prior to and during World War Two. Second, it provides insights into how Churchill sought to promote a post-war Anglo–American special relationship, how he discursively constructed it and how he has remained central to that narrative to the present day. From this analysis emerges new understanding of the raw material from which Churchill conjured special UK–US relations and of how his conceptualisation of that special relationship has been shaped and re-shaped in the decades after 1946. This book will be of much interest to students of Anglo–American relations, Cold War Studies, foreign policy, international history and IR in general.

Obama v. Trump

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474447031
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Obama v. Trump written by Harrington Clodagh Harrington and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-21 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines how Trump's election as President signals a rollback of the Obama yearsEstablishes what can be regarded as Obama's legacy, in both domestic and foreign policy Investigates how far the Trump administration (up to the 2018 mid-terms) undoes Obama's legacy legacyFocuses on meaningful shifts in presidential priorities, policy changes, and the imprint of presidential leadershipCase studies on specific policy areas where presidential 'undoing' has had a significant impact or has been thwarted, such as health care reform and immigration policyIn 2008, in what seemed a seminal moment for the country's politics, the United States elected an African American as President. Yet, eight years later, in the form of Donald Trump, the nation put in office a man who was the very antithesis of his predecessor. This book determines what can legitimately be regarded as the legacy of the Obama presidency and investigates how far the Trump administration has reversed it. The analysis is embedded in a historical context, based on examination and scrutiny of how, and how successfully, presidents in the modern era have overturned the work of their predecessor when they have attempted to do so. The authors focus on meaningful priority shifts, policy changes and the imprint of presidential leadership, providing a framework for assessing Obama's legacy, which in turn affords context to a discussion of the Trump administration's capacity to fulfil its promise to reverse the direction taken by the Obama White House. Looking beyond the noise and hyperbole, the book examines how robust the Obama legacy has proved to be in the face of Trump's challenge.

Trump's America

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474458890
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Trump's America written by Liam Kennedy and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-09 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Donald J. Trump's presidency has delivered a seismic shock to the American political system, its public sphere, and to our political culture worldwide.

Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations

Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231554273
Pages : pages
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Download or read book Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations written by Christopher McKnight Nichols and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ideology drives American foreign policy in ways seen and unseen. Racialized notions of subjecthood and civilization underlay the political revolution of eighteenth-century white colonizers; neoconservatism, neoliberalism, and unilateralism propelled the post–Cold War United States to unleash catastrophe in the Middle East. Ideologies order and explain the world, project the illusion of controllable outcomes, and often explain success and failure. How does the history of U.S. foreign relations appear differently when viewed through the lens of ideology? This book explores the ideological landscape of international relations from the colonial era to the present. Contributors examine ideologies developed to justify—or resist—white settler colonialism and free-trade imperialism, and they discuss the role of nationalism in immigration policy. The book reveals new insights on the role of ideas at the intersection of U.S. foreign and domestic policy and politics. It shows how the ideals coded as “civilization,” “freedom,” and “democracy” legitimized U.S. military interventions and enabled foreign leaders to turn American power to their benefit. The book traces the ideological struggle over competing visions of democracy and of American democracy’s place in the world and in history. It highlights sources beyond the realm of traditional diplomatic history, including nonstate actors and historically marginalized voices. Featuring the foremost specialists as well as rising stars, this book offers a foundational statement on the intellectual history of U.S. foreign policy.

Donald Trump and American Populism

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474450083
Pages : 372 pages
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Download or read book Donald Trump and American Populism written by Richard S. Conley and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-18 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book evaluates the presidency of Donald Trump from a comparative, historical approach to connect his populist style to his predecessors.

What is Iran?

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108844707
Pages : 225 pages
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Download or read book What is Iran? written by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introduction to the domestic politics and international relations of Iran, unique in its use of art, poetry and music.

Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474442463
Pages : 232 pages
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Download or read book Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act written by Kevin M. Baron and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tells the story behind the development of the Freedom of Information Act and explores its legacy today The Freedom of Information Act, developed at the height of the Cold War, highlighted the power struggles between Congress and the president in that tumultuous era. By drawing on previously unseen primary source material and exhaustive archival research, this book reveals the largely untold and fascinating narrative of the development of the FOIA, and demonstrates how this single policy issue transformed presidential behaviour. The author explores the policy's lasting influence on the politics surrounding contemporary debates on government secrecy, public records and the public's 'right to know', and examines the modern development and use of 'executive privilege'.

What Is Classical Liberal History?

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1498536115
Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

Download or read book What Is Classical Liberal History? written by Michael J. Douma and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-12-21 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historians working in the classical liberal tradition believe that individual decision-making and individual rights matter in the making of history. History written in the classical liberal tradition emerged largely in the nineteenth century, when the field of history was first professionalized in Europe and the Americas. Professional historical research was then imbued with liberal values, which included rigorous attention to the sources, historicist suspicion of an ultimate mover, an honest and dispassionate rational outlook, and humility towards what could be known. Above all, liberals wanted to chart the history of liberty, warn against threats to liberty, and defend it in an evolving political world. They believed history was real, and that it had lessons to teach, but that these lessons could not provide sufficient knowledge to predict the future or reorganize society around a central plan. This book demonstrates how the classical liberal tradition in historical writing persists to this day, but how it is often neglected and due for renewal. The book contrasts the classical liberal view on history with conservative, progressive, Marxist, and post-modern views. Each of the eleven chapters address a different historical topic, from the development of classical liberalism in nineteenth century America to the the history of civil liberties and civil rights that stemmed from this tradition. Authors give particular attention to the importance of social and economic analysis. Each contributor was chosen as an expert in their field to provide a historiographical overview of their subject, and to explain what the classical liberal contribution to this historiography has been and should be. Authors then provide guidance towards possible tools of analysis and related research topics that future historians working in the classical liberal tradition could take up. The authors wish to call upon other historians to recognize the important contributions to historical understanding that have come and can be provided by the insights of classical liberalism.

Soft Power

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030299228
Pages : 307 pages
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Download or read book Soft Power written by Hendrik W. Ohnesorge and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-22 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the phenomenon of soft power in international relations. In the context of current discourses on power and global power shift s, it puts forward a comprehensive taxonomy of soft power and outlines a methodological roadmap for its empirical study. To that end, the book classifies soft power into distinct components - resources, instruments, reception, and outcomes - and identifies relevant indicators for each of these categories. Moreover, the book integrates previously neglected aspects into the concept of soft power, including the significance of (political) personalities. A broad range of historical examples is drawn upon to illustrate the effects of soft power in international relations in an innovative and analytically differentiated way. A central methodological contribution of this book consists in highlighting the value of comparative-historical analysis (CHA) as a promising approach for empirical analyses of the soft power of different actors on the international stage. By introducing a comprehensive taxonomy of soft power, the book offers an innovative and substantiated perspective on a pivotal phenomenon in today’s international relations. As the forces of attraction in world politics continue to gain in importance, it provides a valuable asset for a broad readership. “In this important and thoughtful book, Hendrik Ohnesorge explains and advances our knowledge of the ways that soft power, public diplomacy, and charismatic personal diplomacy are shaping the international relations of our global information age.” Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University and author of The Future of Power

American Slavery, American Imperialism

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108753728
Pages : pages
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Download or read book American Slavery, American Imperialism written by Catherine Armstrong and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Slavery casts a long shadow over American history; despite the cataclysmic changes of the Civil War and emancipation, the United States carried antebellum notions of slavery into its imperial expansion at the turn of the twentieth-century. African American, Chinese and other immigrant labourers were exploited in the name of domestic economic development, and overseas, local populations were made into colonial subjects of America. How did the U.S. deal with the paradox of presenting itself as a global power which abhorred slavery, while at the same time failing to deal with forced labour at home? Catherine Armstrong argues that this was done with rhetorical manoeuvres around the definition of slavery. Drawing primarily on representations of slavery in American print culture, this study charts how definitions and depictions of slavery both changed and stayed the same as the nation became a prominent actor on the world stage. In doing so, Armstrong challenges the idea that slavery is a merely historical problem, and shows its relevance in the contemporary world.