America's Special Relationships: Foreign and Domestic Aspects of the Politics of Alliance (Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy)

America's Special Relationships: Foreign and Domestic Aspects of the Politics of Alliance (Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy)

By: Axel Schafer (editor), John Dumbrell (editor)Hardback

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This unique volume offers an original collection of essays on the theme of America's 'special relationships'. It interrogates in an original and provocative manner the distinctive character of America's interactions with an array of allies and clients, both international and domestic. The essays vary in their focus; some are primarily historical, some are more contemporary. All consider the quality of 'specialness' in the context of America's relationship with particular countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Russia, Iran and Israel. The collection also concerns the relationship between the American state and key 'special' foreign policy interests, notably ethnic lobbies and religious groups. Bringing together a wide range of experts, this timely collection provides a valuable addition to the debates surrounding US foreign policy, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of American politics, American history and international relations.

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John Dumbrell is Professor of Government at Durham University. He specializes in the study of US foreign policy. He is the author of President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Communism (2004), A Special Relationship: Anglo-American Relations from the Cold War to Iraq (2006), and Clinton's Foreign Policy: Between the Bushes (2009). Axel R. Schafer is Senior Lecturer in US History and Director of the David Bruce Centre for American Studies at Keele University. His main research interests are in US intellectual and political history. He is the author of American Progressives and German Social Reform, 1875-1920 (2000) and The Cold War State, Religion, and the Resurgence of Evangelicalism, 1942-1990 (forthcoming).


Introduction: The Politics of Special Relationships John Dumbrell and Axel R. Schafer 1. Model Nations: US Allies and Partners in the Modernizing Imagination Nick Cullather 2. Old World, New World: Great Britain and America From the Beginning Kathleen Burk 3. Hating Bush, Supporting Washington: George W. Bush, Anti-Americanism and the US-UK Special Relationship John Dumbrell 4. The US-Canada Relationship: How 'Special' Is America's Oldest Unbroken Alliance? David G. Haglund 5. Australia, the US and the Unassailable Alliance Mark Beeson 6. Yearning and Spurning: New Zealand's Special Relationships with Britain and the United States Dolores E. Janiewski 7. Testing the Limits of a Special Relationship: US Unilateralism and Dutch Multilateralism in the Twenty-first Century Giles Scott-Smith 8. An Aborted Special Relationship: US-Russian Relations in the Post-Cold War World, 1989-2007 Alex Marshall and J. Simon Rofe 9. The Ecstasy and the Agony: The Rise and Fall of US-Iranian Relations Donette Murray 10. America's Israel/ Israel's America Ian J. Bickerton 11. US-Israel Relations: A Special Friendship Lee Marsden 12. The Death of a Peculiar Special Relationship: Myron Taylor and the Religious Roots of America's Cold War Andrew Preston 13. 'What Marx, Lenin, and Stalin needed be born again': Evangelicals and the 'Special Relationship' between Church and State in US Cold War Foreign Policy Axel R. Schafer

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415483766
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780415483766
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 041548376X

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