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Paradoxes of Power free pdf This book provides a lively and readable introduction to current debates over U.S. power and purpose in world affairs. The end of the Cold War launched a new era in U.S. foreign policy. The United States entered a period of unprecedented global power, but one also characterized by new conflicts, challenges, and controversies. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq cast a spotlight on continuing debates over how the United States should best use its considerable international power to secure safety for Americans and stability in the world. These debates involve two crucial questions: Should U.S. foreign policy focus on securing vital interests that are narrowly defined, or should the United States seek to spread U.S. institutions and values to other societies? Should the United States exercise maximum independence in the exercise of U.S. power abroad or work principally through multilateral institutions? This book brings together many different voices to answer these questions and to add to our understanding of the issues.

About David Skidmore

David Skidmore is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Drake University and author or editor of several books including International Political Economy: The Struggle for Power and Wealth (Wadsworth 2002) and Contested Social Orders and International Politics (Vanderbilt University Press 1997).

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Author : David Skidmore
Publisher : Paradigm
Data Published : 03 April 2007
ISBN : 1594514038
EAN : 9781594514036
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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