Obama and the World: New Directions in US Foreign Policy

Inderjeet Parmar (Editor), Linda B Miller (Editor), Mark Ledwidge (Editor)

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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. Offering a detailed and systematic outline of the field, this text:

- Explains how international relations theories such as realism, liberalism and constructivism can help us to interpret US foreign policy under President Obama
- Examines the key influential actors shaping foreign policy, from political parties and think tanks to religious groups and public opinion
- Explores the most important new policy directions under the Obama administration from the Arab Spring and the rise of China to African policy and multilateralism
- Supplies succinct presentation of relevant case material, and provides recommendations for further reading and web sources for pursuing future research.

Written by a distinguished line-up of contributors actively engaged in original research on the topics covered, and featuring twelve brand new chapters, this text provides a unique platform for rigorous debate over the contentious issues that surround US foreign policy. This wide-ranging text is essential reading for all students and scholars of US foreign policy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9781315879789
ISBN (Print)9780415715225, 9780415715232
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

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