Ideologies of US Foreign Policy
From Pearl Harbour to the Present
Routledge – 2011 – 224 pages
The current Bush administration has frequently been labelled one of the most ideologically driven administrations in recent American history, its Iraq policy often said to represent the triumph of ideology over sensible policy advice. The name almost always given to the ideology that has supposedly captured the foreign policy of the Bush administration is neoconservatism. Such claims treat both ideology and neoconservatism as highly pejorative terms, robbing this discourse of much of its analytical purchase. In this book we show that the ideological dimension of US foreign policy is an important and ever-present variable, adopting a modified version of Michael Freeden’s morphological approach to the study of ideologies.
1. Introduction 2. FDR and Liberal Internationalism 3. Truman, Eisenhower and the Emergence of Realism 4. JFK, LBJ and the crisis of American liberalism 5. Nixon, Kissinger and Realpolitik 6. Carter, Reagan and American Values 7. Bush, Clinton and Post-Cold War Reorientations 8. George W. Bush and US Unilateralism
John W Callaghan is a Professor in the Department of Politics, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Martin Griffiths is Professor in the School of International Business & Asian Studies, Griffith University, USA
Brendon O'Connor is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University in Australia