American realism versus American imperialism

Craig, Campbell (2004) American realism versus American imperialism. World Politics, 57, (1), 143-171. (doi:10.1353/wp.2005.0010).


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This article reviews three recent books critical of America's new "imperial" foreign policy, examines whether the United States can properly be compared to empires of the past, and identifies three aspects of contemporary American policy that may well be called imperialist.It also addresses some of the main objections to recent U.S. foreign policy made by American realist scholars and argues that traditional interstate realism can no longer readily apply to the problem of American unipolar preponderance over an anarchical, nuclear-armed world.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1353/wp.2005.0010
ISSNs: 0043-8871 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 35044
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October 2004Published
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:02

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