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American Foreign Policy Since World War II

American Foreign Policy Since World War II

July 2012 | 448 pages | CQ Press
The classic text on American foreign policy, Hook and Spanier's book has long set the standard in guiding students through the complexities of the field. With each new edition, the authors find that new developments in foreign policy conform to their overarching theme—that there is an American "style" of foreign policy imbued with a distinct sense of national exceptionalism. Giving students the historical context they need, the book allows them to truly grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of the nation's foreign policy agenda. Students will also find abundant resources in new or updated tables, figures, photos, and maps, as well as a robust set of appendices and end-of-chapter materials, including a chronology of world events and annotated web resources.
Maps, Tables, Figures, and Boxes
1. The American Approach to Foreign Policy
2. From World War to Cold War
3. Containment: From Theory to Practice
4. North-South Tensions and the Vietnam War
5. Détente and World-Order Politics
6. The Revival of Superpower Confrontation
7. The End of the Cold War
8. America’s ‘Unipolar Moment’
9. Old Tensions in a New Order
10. The Shifting European Landscape
11. America under Fire
12. Hot Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
13. A World of Trouble
14. The Balance of Power in Flux
Appendix A: U.S. Administrations since World War II
Appendix B: Chronology of Significant Events
Appendix C: Select Bibliography
Appendix D: Select Web Sites
Appendix E: Select Blogs on American Foreign Policy
Photo Credits
About the Authors

Excellent resource for students

Dr Stephen McGlinchey
Politics, University of the West of England, Bristol
August 5, 2013

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Steven Wallace Hook

Steven W. Hook is professor of political science at Kent State University. In addition to this book, he is co-author of American Foreign Policy Since World War II (CQ Press, 2019, 21st ed., with John Spanier) and author of National Interest and Foreign Aid (Lynne Rienner, 1995). His edited books include U.S. Foreign Policy Today: American Renewal? (CQ Press, 2012, with James M. Scott), the Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy (Routledge Press, 2012, with Christopher M. Jones), and Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice (Kent State University Press, 2010). His journal articles have appeared in World Politics, International Studies... More About Author

John Winston Spanier

John Spanier received his PhD from Yale University. Since joining the faculty of the University of Florida in 1957, Spanier has lectured at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, the Naval War College, military service academies, and several universities. Among his many other books is Games Nations Play.  More About Author

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