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Ideologies of US Foreign Policy

From Pearl Harbour to the Present

By John Callaghan, Brendon O'Connor, Mark Phythian

Routledge – 2011 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

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Description

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.

Contents

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

Author Bio

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

Name: Ideologies of US Foreign Policy: From Pearl Harbour to the Present (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By John Callaghan, Brendon O'Connor, Mark Phythian. 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...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, American History, American Politics, Foreign Policy, Security Studies - Pol & Intl Relns