Rise and Fall of the American Empire

Rise and Fall of the American Empire

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In this timely and compelling new volume, Michael Cox aims to analyse the whole of the Bush era in a broader historical context.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745644465
  • 9780745644462

Table of contents

Introduction. The Decline and Fall of the American Empire? From Bush to Obama. Chapter 1: Whatever happened to American Decline? International Relations and the New United States Hegemony. Chapter 2: September 11 and the Study of International Relations. Chapter 3: Meanings of Victory: American Power after the Towers. Chapter 4: The Empire's Back in Town: or America's Imperial Temptation - Again. Chapter 5: Kagan's World. Chapter 6: Beyond the West: Terrors in Transatlantia. Chapter 7: From the Cold War to the War on Terror: or Why the Transatlantic Relationship may not be inevitable. Chapter 8: A Japan that can say No - at last. Chapter 9: Can China Rule the World? Chapter 10: Is the United States in decline - again? Chapter 11: Smart power to the rescue. Conclusion. Obama and the international relations of American decline.show more