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The Resource America in the shadow of empires, David Coates, (electronic book)

America in the shadow of empires, David Coates, (electronic book)

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America in the shadow of empires
Title
America in the shadow of empires
Statement of responsibility
David Coates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The focus of the book is the cost of empire, particularly the cost in the American case - the internal burden of American global leadership. The book builds an argument about the propensity of external responsibilities to undermine the internal strength, raising the question of the link between weakening and the global spread of American power.
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UK-WkNB
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1946-
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Coates, David
Dewey number
325.373
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Imperialism
  • United States
  • United States
Summary expansion
America is in trouble at home and abroad. Difficulties abound: unemployment and poverty for many, financial pressure for most, opulence for just a privileged few. Yet America is also active abroad, in a role that is equally troubling and difficult. This book explores the relationship between problems at home and challenges abroad, to see if by reducing the latter we can improve the former. It does so by examining the fate of economies and societies that have also briefly enjoyed global dominance. By looking back at what went wrong for them, we might go forward avoiding similar mistakes. The empires that preceded us - and left the greatest imprint upon us - are the ones chosen for particular attention here: the empires of Rome, Spain, Britain and Russia (both Tsarist and Soviet). They ultimately fell. Must America follow suit, or can we learn from their mistakes how best to avoid our own?
Label
America in the shadow of empires, David Coates, (electronic book)
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Contents
Contents Introduction PART I: THE PROBLEM 1. The Nature of Our Contemporary Condition 2. The Question of Empire PART II: THE PARALLELS 3. The Glory that was Rome 4. Spain: The Rise and Fall of a Dynastic Empire 5. The Rise and Fall of the British Empire 6. Russian Empires Old and New 7. Lessons of Empire PART III: THE RECKONING 8. A New Rome on the Potomac? 9. Towards a Better America Notes
Control code
9781137482600
Extent
276 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137482365
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
America in the shadow of empires, David Coates, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Contents Introduction PART I: THE PROBLEM 1. The Nature of Our Contemporary Condition 2. The Question of Empire PART II: THE PARALLELS 3. The Glory that was Rome 4. Spain: The Rise and Fall of a Dynastic Empire 5. The Rise and Fall of the British Empire 6. Russian Empires Old and New 7. Lessons of Empire PART III: THE RECKONING 8. A New Rome on the Potomac? 9. Towards a Better America Notes
Control code
9781137482600
Extent
276 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137482365
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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