Catalogue

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations.

Striking first : the preventive war doctrine and the reshaping of US foreign policy /
edited by Betty Glad and Chris J. Dolan.
imprint
New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
description
xiii, 232 p.
ISBN
140396548X
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
isbn
140396548X
catalogue key
5374841
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Excerpts
Flap Copy
"Preemption and prevention are age-old instruments of statecraft that have acquired new relevance after 9/11 and the U.S. war in Iraq.Striking Firstprovides a variety of expert perspectives on the role of preemption and prevention in the evolution of U.S. strategic doctrine, the internal political struggles that shaped that doctrine, the impact of these changes on American presidential power and legal processes, and their ramifications for the international order and the limits of American power. One cannot comprehend our rapidly changing world without understanding these international and domestic processes, andStriking First provides timely and penetrating insights on these critical subjects." --Jack S. Levy, Rutgers University "The alarmed contributors to this book recognize that America's strategic doctrine stands at a critical turning point with far-reaching future implications. One need not agree with all the arguments advanced by the authors to this most timely volume to recognize they tap into vital questions on preemptive war. The volume should contribute importantly to the needed public debate among everyone concerned with thre role of the United States in world affairs."--Charles F. Hermann, Texas A&M University
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Preemption and prevention are age-old instruments of statecraft that have acquired new relevance after 9/11 and the U.S. war in Iraq. Striking First provides a variety of expert perspectives on the role of preemption and prevention in the evolution of U.S. strategic doctrine, the internal political struggles that shaped that doctrine, the impact of these changes on American presidential power and legal processes, and their ramifications for the international order and the limits of American power. One cannot comprehend our rapidly changing world without understanding these international and domestic processes, and Striking Firs t provides timely and penetrating insights on these critical subjects." --Jack S. Levy, Rutgers University "The alarmed contributors to this book recognize that America's strategic doctrine stands at a critical turning point with far-reaching future implications. One need not agree with all the arguments advanced by the authors to this most timely volume to recognize they tap into vital questions on preemptive war. The volume should contribute importantly to the needed public debate among everyone concerned with thre role of the United States in world affairs."--Charles F. Hermann, Texas A&M University
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Striking First' is an assessment of the impact on American foreign policy & American perceptions of the world that was made by the 9/11 attacks on New York & Washington.
Main Description
The Bush administration's emphasis on a preemptive first strike doctrine,along with its resort to unilateral decision making and commitment to sustaining US hegemony in the world, has challenged the very fundamentals of both the world political order and American political institutions. In this work, leading American scholars explore how these policies have been made, the premises upon which they are based, and their possible consequences forUS domestic institutions and its position in the world. The workconcludes with analyses of the changing US relationship to the European Union and the United Nation nations, while offering different perspectives on the necessity of and the prospects for the new American empire.
Main Description
The Bush administration's emphasis on a preemptive first strike doctrine,along with its resort to unilateral decision making and commitment to sustaining US hegemony in the world, has challenged the very fundamentals of both the world political order and American political institutions. In this work, leading American scholars explore how these policies have been made, the premises upon which they are based, and their possible consequences for US domestic institutions and its position in the world. The workconcludes with analyses of the changing US relationship to the European Union and the United Nation nations, while offering different perspectives on the necessity of and the prospects for the new American empire.
Main Description
The Bush administration's emphasis on a preemptive first strike doctrine,along with its resort to unilateral decision making and commitment to sustaining US hegemony in the world, has challenged the very fundamentals of both the world political order and American political institutions.In this work, leading American scholars explore how these policies have been made, the premises upon which they are based, and their possible consequences forUS domestic institutions and its position in the world.The workconcludes withanalysesof the changingUSrelationship to the EuropeanUnion andtheUnitedNation nations,while offering different perspectives on the necessity of and the prospects for the new American empire.
Table of Contents
The Political Impact of 9/11 and Wars Against Rogue Regimes
Foreign Policy on the Offensive
The Ascendancy of Vice President Dick Cheney
The Mainstream Opposition's Reaction and the Roots of the Washington Treat Consensus
Can Tyrants be Deterred?
The US and. Iraq: American Bull in a Middle East China Shop
Counter-terrorism and the Perils of Preemption
Domestic Repercussions: Beurocratic and Legal
Organizing for Homeland Security in Post 9/11 America
The Political and Legal Status of Persons in the War on Terrorism
Broader Impact
Expansion of the President's War Powers
George W. Bush and Presidential Leadership
American public Opinion on Foreign Policy, Pre and Post-Deptember 11
The UN and the Legal Status of Preemptive and Preventive War
Transatlantic Relations at the Turn of the 21st Century
The American Empire in Perspective
The Prospects for American Hegemony
The Limits of Empire
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem