A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy (3rd Edition)

A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy (3rd Edition)

By: Joyce P. Kaufman (author)Paperback

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Now in a fully updated edition, this compact and accessible introduction offers a historical perspective on the evolution of U.S. foreign policy from the founding to the present. Joyce P. Kaufman provides students with a clear and concise understanding of key decisions and why they were made. She identifies the major themes that have guided foreign policy, and the reasons that the United States pursued the policies that it did in the context of specific periods in the nation's history. With its strong narrative and use of compelling case studies, the book engages students fully in this crucial topic, encouraging them to form their own ideas about American foreign policy.

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Joyce P. Kaufman is professor of political science and director of the Center for Engagement with Communities at Whittier College.


Chapter 1: Setting the Stage for Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy Chapter 2: Unilateralism to Engagement: The Founding to the End of World War I, 1777-1920 Chapter 3: From Isolationism to Superpower: The Interwar Years through World War II, 1920-1945 Chapter 4: The Making of a Superpower: Cold War Foreign Policy, 1946-1980 Chapter 5: The Cold War and Beyond: Reagan through Clinton, 1980-2000 Chapter 6: George W. Bush, 9/11, and the Bush Doctrine: A New Direction for U.S. Foreign Policy? 2000-2008 Chapter 7: Obama and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy: Current and Future Challenges, 2008- Chapter 8: The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy Suggested Readings

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781442223592
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9781442223592
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 1442223596
  • edition: 3rd Edition

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