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Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

Series Editor: John Dumbrell, Inderjeet Parmar

This new series sets out to publish high quality works by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with United States Foreign Policy. The series welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject and draws on scholarship from international relations, security studies, international political economy, foreign policy analysis and contemporary international history.

Subjects covered include the role of administrations and institutions, the media, think tanks, ideologues and intellectuals, elites, transnational corporations, public opinion, and pressure groups in shaping foreign policy, US relations with individual nations, with global regions and global institutions and America’s evolving strategic and military policies.

The series aims to provide a range of books – from individual research monographs and edited collections to textbooks and supplemental reading for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 29 results in Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy
  1. Constructing America's Freedom Agenda for the Middle East

    Democracy or Domination

    By Oz Hassan

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book explores how George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda for the Middle East and North Africa was conceived and implemented as an American national interest, from the Bush era right through to the initial stages of the Obama administration. It highlights how the crisis presented by September 11 2001...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. US Arms Policies Towards the Shah's Iran

    By Stephen McGlinchey

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book reconstructs and explains the arms relationship that successive U.S. administrations developed with the Shah of Iran between 1950 and 1979. This relationship has generally been neglected in the extant literature leading to a series of omissions and distortions in the historical record....

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II

    The Quest for Normalization?

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. American Images of China

    Identity, Power, Policy

    By Oliver Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Obama and the World

    New Directions in US Foreign Policy, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Inderjeet Parmar, Linda B. Miller, Mark Ledwidge

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This significantly revised, updated and extended second edition of New Directions in US Foreign Policy retains the strongest aspects of its original structure but adds a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions....

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

    The strategic use of a concept

    By Michelle Bentley

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book examines the use of concepts – specifically ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD) – in US foreign policy discourse. Current analysis of WMD definition has made headway into identifying the repercussions that the conceptual conflation of such diverse weapons – typically understood as a...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The United States, Iraq and the Kurds

    Shock, Awe and Aftermath

    By Mohammed Shareef

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book provides a descriptive and analytical narrative of the evolution of US foreign policy towards Iraq at the supra-national (global), national (Arab Iraq) and sub-national (Iraqi Kurdistan) levels. The book is unique in that it presents a sophisticated insight into the two major components...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Corporate Power and Globalization in US Foreign Policy

    Edited by Ronald W. Cox

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    More than a decade into the new millennium, the fusion of corporate and state power is the essential defining feature of US foreign policy. This edited volume critically examines the relationship between corporations and the US state in the development of foreign policies related to globalization....

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. United States - Africa Security Relations

    Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

    Edited by Kelechi A. Kalu, George Klay Kieh

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    United States-Africa relations have experienced four major cycles. The first cycle was during the Cold War(1960-1990). During this period, the U.S. developed a one-sided relationship with various African states in which the latter served as "foot soldiers" for the U.S. in its competition with the...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Obama's Foreign Policy

    Ending the War on Terror

    Edited by Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This edited volume is an innovative analysis of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, security and counter-terrorism policy, specifically within the context of ending the now infamous War on Terror. The book adopts a comparative approach, analysing change and continuity in US foreign policy...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge