American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts


'This excellent edited volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to examine US efforts to promote democracy abroad.' -Journal of Peace Research'This is a hugely impressive collection of essays, viewpoints and analyses. It represents the most important published attempt to come to grips with an issue which lies at the heart of contemporary international politics.' - The World Today'Consisting of fifteen illuminating essays, American Democracy Promotion offers a vigourous debate about the current direction of U. S. Foreign Policy. Anyone interested in international affairs -which should be all of us- should read this truly path-breaking book.' -Douglas Brinkley, Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and Professor of History at the University of New OrleansWhy does the United States promote democracy? How successful has it been? And why do critics often attack it for doing so? These are some of the questions examined by a distinguished group of analysts, in this wide-ranging discussion of American efforts to recast the international order in its own political image.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael Doyle
  • Randall L. Schweller
  • Steve Smith
  • Tony Smith
  • G. John Ikenberry
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2000


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