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Peace and democracy? The post-cold war debate on U.S. middle east policies

Berger, L 2009, 'Peace and democracy? The post-cold war debate on U.S. middle east policies' , in: The Foreign Policy Discourse in the United Kingdom and the United States in the “New World Order” , Cambridge University Publishers, Newcastle, pp. 244-276. (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    In the years since the end of the Cold War, the Middle East has become in many ways the test case for U.S. policy in a unipolar world. The policies pursued by the world’s currently most eminent global power toward one of the world’s most penetrated subsystems do not only serve as a vivid example of the prospects and limits of the exercise of hegemonic power. They also reflect the long-standing debate between those who argue in favour of the promotion of political reform and democratization as a central U.S. foreign policy goal and those who support a more cautious approach that centres on what they consider to be more limited “national interests”. The following pages will therefore be devoted to the analysis of the debates accompanying these competing approaches toward a region whose strategic and cultural significance puts it at the heart and centre of many U.S. foreign policy interests.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Editors: Maguire, L
    Additional Information: Published with the permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    Themes: Memory, Text and Place
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Publisher: Cambridge University Publishers
    Refereed: No
    ISBN: 9781443801317
    Depositing User: Dr Lars Berger
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 09:48
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:05
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17122

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