US Foreign Policy (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198707578

Michael Cox; Doug Stokes
496 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Critical and connected: brings together diverse political perspectives from the world's leading experts, giving students the tools to critically evaluate America's ever-changing role in international politics and to connect theory to real events.


1 Introduction, Cox and Stokes
Part 1: Rethinking America
2 Theories of US foreign policy, Schmidt
3 American Exceptionalism, Deudney and Meiser
Part 2: Historical Contexts
4 The US rise to world power 1776-1945, LaFeber
5 The Economic Rise of a Superpower: From Washington to Trump, Cox
6 American foreign policy during the Cold War, Saull
7 America in the 1990s, Dumbrell
8 The 21st century and smart power, Nye
Part 3: Institutions and Processes
9 Domestic influences on foreign policy-making, Parmar and Aronica
10 Regional shifts and US foreign policy, Trubowitz
11 Media and US Foreign Policy, Robinson
Part 4: The United States and the World
12 US foreign policy in the Middle East, Dodge
13 The USA and the EU, Smith
14 US foreign policy in Russia, Rutland
15 US foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific, Zhang
16 US foreign policy in Latin America, Dunkerley
17 US foreign policy in Africa, Patman
Part 5: Key Issues
18 Global terrorism, Rogers
19 Religion, Marsden
20 Gender, Bashevkin
21 Global Environment, Eckersley
Part 6: Futures and Scenarios
22 The American Liberal Order: from Creation, Ikenberry to Crisis, Ikenberry
23 Drifting Apart?: The Emerging End of the Transatlantic Partnership, Walt
24 The future of US foreign policy, Lieven
25 US primary or decline?: a debate, Layne, Wohlforth and Brooks

About the author: 

Michael Cox is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Director of LSE IDEAS - the top ranked university affiliated Think Tank in Europe. The author and editor of over 25 books including major studies on E.H .Carr, the end of the Cold War and US Foreign policy, his more recent work has focused on challenging what he thinks are the three myths of our time: the notion that the 21st century will be Asian, the now widespread view that the decline of the United States is inevitable, and the associated belief that we are moving into a post- western world order. ; Doug Stokes is Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for Advanced International Studies and Faculty Director of Post-Graduate Research at the University of Exeter. He specializes in US foreign policy, international security and debates on grand strategy and has published a number of books, journal articles and book chapters in these areas. Professor Stokes has also advised and presented his research to a range of UK government organisations and agencies and is Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a leading defence think tank based in Whitehall.

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