Rise to Globalism

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142004944
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

'ONE OF THE MOST LIVELY AND PROVOCATIVE INTERPRETIVE STUDIES OF THE MAJOR EVENTS IN RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY.' - AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW Incorporating the most recent scholarship, the ninth edition of this classic survey, newly revised and updated through the presidency of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of eh evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Authors Ambrose and Brinkley also closely examine such topics as the Iran-Contra scandal, free election in Nicaragua, the rise of international terrorism, the Gulf War, and President Clinton's international trade policy. In light of the enormous global power of the United States, the authors analyse how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the country's evolving foreign policy. 'AN EXCELLENT SURVEY OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY - LIBRARY JOURNAL

Rise to globalism

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: UCAL:B4432754
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Political Science

Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this eighth revised edition of Rise to Globalism offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, and the SALT treaties. Ambrose and Brinkley also closely examine such recent topics as the Iran-Contra scandal, free elections in Nicaragua, the rise of international terrorism, the fall of Communism, the Gulf War, and the crisis in the former Yugoslavia. In light of the enormous global power of the United States, the authors analyze how American character traits-economic aggressiveness, racism, fear of Communism-have shaped the country's evolving foreign policy. This probing and thematic examination of events makes Rise to Globalism an invaluable work.

Readings in American Foreign Policy

Author: David Bernell
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 0321276221
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

Readings in American Foreign Policy collects both primary source documents and scholarly articles that trace the recent evolution of America's political with the world. Spanning the turn of the 20th century to the present, this reader examines key historical and contemporary problems in American foreign policy and highlights its continuities and changes. Framing these problems from multiple perspectives on how policy is made and who makes it, the selections by leading scholars and practitioners survey the many challenges and opportunities facing the United States since it became a global power.

American Diplomats

Author: William D. Morgan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595329748
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

What do the men and women of America's diplomatic corps do? William D. Morgan and Charles Stuart Kennedy, themselves career diplomats, culled over 1400 oral interviews with their Foreign Service peers to present forty excerpts covering events from the 1920s to the 1990s. Insiders recount what happens when a consul spies on Nazi Germany, Mao Tse-Tung drops by for a chat, the Cold War begins with the Berlin blockade, the Marshall Plan rescues Europe, Sukarno moves Indonesia into the communist camp, Khrushchev calls President Kennedy an SOB, and our ambassador is murdered in Kabul. "You are there" accounts deepen readers' understanding, as diplomatic and consular officers talk about the beginnings of Kremlinology, predicting a coup in Ecuador, Hemingway and the embassy in Havana, the secret formulation of the NATO treaty, Jerusalem after the British and the US recognition of Israel, fighting in the Congo over Katangan secession, dealing with an alcoholic foreign president, human rights work in Paraguay, the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, helping families of the Pan Am 103 victims, Greece and Turkey at odds over a tiny island, embassy roles in Riyadh and Tel Aviv during Desert Storm, and many more.

American Foreign Policy and Political Ambition

Author: James Lee Ray
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483321004
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Political Science

In his eagerly-awaited second edition of American Foreign Policy and Political Ambition, James Ray revisits his deceptively simple premise that the highest priority of leaders is to stay in power. Looking at how political ambition and domestic pressures impact foreign policymaking is the key to understanding how and why foreign policy decisions are made. The text begins by using this analytic approach to look at the history of foreign policymaking and then examines how various parties inside and outside government influence decision making. In a unique third section, the book takes a regional approach, not only covering trends other books tend to miss, but giving students the opportunity to think comprehensively about how issues intersect around the globe—from human security and democratization, to globalization and pollution. Guided by input from adopters and reviewers, Ray has thoroughly re-organized the book and streamlined some coverage to better consolidate the historical, institutional, regional, and topical chapters and focus the thematic lens of the book. Ray has also brought the book fully up-to-date, addressing the latest events in American foreign policy, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the killing of Bin Laden, the WikiLeaks scandal and its aftermath, the impact of social media on foreign policy and world affairs, nuclear proliferation, developments in U.S.-Russian relations, climate change, and more.

American Foreign Policy

Author: Gary Donaldson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0321105060
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

This collection of primary source documents is intended as a supplement to a U.S. Foreign Policy course that covers the 20th Century. Most sources appear in their full length so students can comprehend the entire document. This collection also includes several contemporary, opposing viewpoints, offering students an opportunity to consider different points of view.

Immigrants and the Right to Stay

Author: Joseph H. Carens
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262289108
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Genre: Political Science

The Obama administration promises to take on comprehensive immigration reform in 2010, setting policymakers to work on legislation that might give the approximately eleven million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States a path to legalization of status. Commentators have been quick to observe that any such proposal will face intense opposition. Few issues have so divided the country in recent years as immigration. Immigrants and the Right to Stay brings the debate into the realm of public reason. Political theorist Joseph Carens argues that although states have a right to control their borders, the right to deport those who violate immigration laws is not absolute. With time, immigrants develop a moral claim to stay. Emphasizing the moral importance of social membership, and drawing on principles widely recognized in liberal democracies, Carens calls for a rolling amnesty that gives unauthorized migrants a path to regularize their status once they have been settled for a significant period of time.After Carens makes his case, six experts from across the political spectrum respond. Some protest that he goes too far; others say he does not go far enough in protecting the rights of migrants. Several raise competing moral claims and others help us understand how the immigration problem became so large. Carens agrees that no moral claim is absolute, and that, on any complex public issue, principled debate involves weighing competing concerns. But for him the balance falls clearly on the side of amnesty.

US Foreign Policy

Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199585816
Release Date: 2012-02-09
Genre: Political Science

Bringing together contributions from a number of the world's leading experts,U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition, provides the most comprehensive introduction to the topic available. The second edition includes includes two new chapters--an assessment of Barack Obama's use of smart power and a debate about whether the U.S. is in a state of decline or not. All chapters have been updated in order to address important developments like the effects of the global financial crisis, the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, and political uprisings in the Middle East. This edition also include maps of the key regions discussed in the text. U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition, integrates exceptional pedagogical features throughout, including readers' guides, key points, questions, guides to further reading, text boxes, and a glossary. An accompanying companion website offers an interactive timeline, an interactive map, multiple-choice questions, monthly commentaries, a flashcard glossary, essay questions, and seminar questions and activities.

Citizenship and Immigration

Author: Christian Joppke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745658391
Release Date: 2013-05-06
Genre: Political Science

This incisive book provides a succinct overview of the new academic field of citizenship and immigration, as well as presenting a fresh and original argument about changing citizenship in our contemporary human rights era. Instead of being nationally resilient or in “postnational” decline, citizenship in Western states has continued to evolve, converging on a liberal model of inclusive citizenship with diminished rights implications and increasingly universalistic identities. This convergence is demonstrated through a sustained comparison of developments in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Topics covered in the book include: recent trends in nationality laws; what ethnic diversity does to the welfare state; the decline of multiculturalism accompanied by the continuing rise of antidiscrimination policies; and the new state campaigns to “upgrade” citizenship in the post-2001 period. Sophisticated and informative, and written in a lively and accessible style, this book will appeal to upper-level students and scholars in sociology, political science, and immigration and citizenship studies.

American Foreign Policy Since World War II

Author: Steven W. Hook
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 148336853X
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Genre: Political Science

Hook and Spanier's classic text celebrates its Twentieth Edition with more of the context and analysis that has long made it the standard for guiding students through the complexities of American foreign policy. With each new edition, recent developments confirm the book's overarching theme--that there is an American "style" of foreign policy imbued with a distinct sense of national exceptionalism. Giving students the historical context they need, the book allows them to grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of the nation's evolving foreign policy agenda. In this new edition, chapters covering the end of the Cold War have been combined and streamlined, making room for a new chapter that examines the aftershocks of the Arab Spring, political breakdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of the Islamic State. The final chapter considers the revival of power politics in world politics, with Russia and China stepping up their attempts to weaken the United States and create a multipolar world. The book ends by reconsidering America's distinctive style of foreign policy and its resilience amid such turbulence since World War II.

Inside a U S Embassy

Author: Shawn Dorman
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612344676
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Diplomatic and consular service, American

All-new third edition of the essential guide to the Foreign Service

Public Policy in the United States

Author: Mark E Rushefsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317461722
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Political Science

The fifth edition of this well-regarded text covers the period up through the 2012 elections. It has been revised to make it sleeker, more concise, and up-to-date with a clear organisational structure. This edition accomplishes these three important goals: First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been shaped by our political institutions, changing circumstances, and ideology. Second, it surveys American public policy and policymaking in all the major policy areas from economic policy to health care policy to environmental policy, and does so clearly and even-handedly, with well-selected illustrations, case studies, terms, and study questions. Finally, in addition to providing analytical tools and empirical information, the book challenges readers to come to terms with the widely shared but often competing values that must be balanced and rebalanced in the ongoing policy making process, affecting issues of the highest concern to the American public.

American Foreign Policy The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century Fifth Edition

Author: Bruce W. Jentleson
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393919439
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Political Science

A balanced and contemporary introduction to U.S. foreign policy, with a built-in reader. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, American Foreign Policy focuses on foreign policy strategy as well as foreign policy politics. The heavily revised Fifth Edition offers greater emphasis on the role that domestic politics and institutions (both formal and informal) play in shaping American foreign policy. A consistent strategic framework (the four Ps: Power, Peace, Prosperity, and Principles) keeps students thinking analytically about policy decisions. And new chapters on key geopolitical regions apply the core concepts from both spheres to the issues that are most relevant today, including the rise of China, the consequences of the euro crisis, and the recent wars in the Middle East.