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American realism versus American imperialism

Craig, Campbell (2004) American realism versus American imperialism World Politics, 57, (1), pp. 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.

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Published date: October 2004


Local EPrints ID: 35044
ISSN: 0043-8871
PURE UUID: b70f9897-cc10-4ec8-b16e-da8e574d6b2c

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Date deposited: 15 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:48

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