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The Resource Temptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11, Robert J. Jackson and Philip Towle

Temptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11, Robert J. Jackson and Philip Towle

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Temptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11
Title
Temptations of power
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the United States in global politics after 9/11
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Robert J. Jackson and Philip Towle
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eng
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1936-
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Jackson, Robert J.
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index present
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non fiction
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1945-
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Towle, Philip
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Balance of power
  • World politics
  • International relations
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-
  • Terrorism
  • National security
  • Bush, George W.
Label
Temptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11, Robert J. Jackson and Philip Towle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-212) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Temptations of Power
  • 1.
  • Grappling with the New World: Concepts and Realities.
  • p. 1
  • September 11 2001 and its aftermath.
  • p. 2
  • Concepts and realities.
  • p. 4
  • Concepts in international relations.
  • p. 6
  • Realities in international relations.
  • p. 9
  • security debate.
  • p. 10
  • Limited sovereignty.
  • p. 12
  • International intervention.
  • p. 13
  • old and new security dilemmas.
  • p. 14
  • 2.
  • Ideologies, Ideas and Political Slogans in the Formation of George W. Bush's Foreign Policy.
  • p. 16
  • clash of civilizations.
  • p. 18
  • America as empire.
  • p. 22
  • neoconservatives.
  • p. 28
  • From commentators and analysts to George W. Bush.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • United States, Europe and the World.
  • p. 44
  • From victim to pariah.
  • p. 44
  • temptation of Iraq.
  • p. 45
  • anti-Iraq coalition, 2003.
  • p. 49
  • Why Europeans often disagreed with the United States.
  • p. 51
  • growth of US military power.
  • p. 53
  • end of the balance of power?.
  • p. 55
  • United States' unipolar moment.
  • p. 57
  • 4.
  • New Challenges to US Hegemony: China and the Muslim World.
  • p. 64
  • challenge from China.
  • p. 65
  • Muslim challenge.
  • p. 71
  • 5.
  • Military Power and Democratic Transition.
  • p. 84
  • uses and abuses of military power.
  • p. 85
  • Military power and democracy.
  • p. 89
  • Coalition-building or unilateral action?.
  • p. 93
  • importance of restraint.
  • p. 96
  • 6.
  • Temptation of Preventive War.
  • p. 102
  • Modern precedents for pre-emptive and preventive wars.
  • p. 105
  • Israel's preventive war precedents in the Middle East.
  • p. 106
  • United States creeps toward pre-emptive and preventive strategies.
  • p. 108
  • US decision to launch preventive war.
  • p. 110
  • Fire discipline.
  • p. 113
  • Precision attacks.
  • p. 115
  • Preventive war and the 'axis of evil'.
  • p. 117
  • Advantages and disadvantages of preventive war.
  • p. 119
  • 7.
  • Misunderstanding Terrorism: The Sword.
  • p. 123
  • new face of conflict.
  • p. 123
  • Terrorism as a concept.
  • p. 126
  • New and old terrorism.
  • p. 127
  • Al-Qaeda, affiliates, regional jihadists and copycats.
  • p. 130
  • Anti-terrorist strategies.
  • p. 134
  • Bush's moment: war without purpose.
  • p. 136
  • 8.
  • Homeland (In)Security: The Shield.
  • p. 139
  • Civil liberties.
  • p. 143
  • Patriot Act.
  • p. 144
  • Enemy combatants.
  • p. 147
  • Prison abuses.
  • p. 151
  • Justice or security?.
  • p. 152
  • Department of Homeland Security.
  • p. 154
  • Border controls.
  • p. 155
  • Intelligence agencies.
  • p. 157
  • Nuclear terrorism.
  • p. 159
  • Financial costs.
  • p. 163
  • Homeland insecurities.
  • p. 164
  • Security or insecurity?.
  • p. 165
  • 9.
  • Creating Quagmires: Winning the Wars, Losing the Peace.
  • p. 168
  • Context and war in Afghanistan.
  • p. 169
  • Context and war in Iraq.
  • p. 171
  • Justifications and denunciations of the wars.
  • p. 173
  • Consequences of the wars.
  • p. 176
  • Afghanistan since the war.
  • p. 177
  • Iraq since the war.
  • p. 178
  • Constitutional developments in Iraq.
  • p. 181
  • Staying power and counter-insurgency.
  • p. 184
  • Ending insurgencies.
  • p. 185
  • Quagmires.
  • p. 188
  • 10.
  • Burden of Power.
  • p. 196
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 204
  • Index.
  • p. 213
Control code
ocm67840270
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 228 p.
Isbn
9781403946775
Lccn
2006045717
Label
Temptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11, Robert J. Jackson and Philip Towle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-212) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Temptations of Power
  • 1.
  • Grappling with the New World: Concepts and Realities.
  • p. 1
  • September 11 2001 and its aftermath.
  • p. 2
  • Concepts and realities.
  • p. 4
  • Concepts in international relations.
  • p. 6
  • Realities in international relations.
  • p. 9
  • security debate.
  • p. 10
  • Limited sovereignty.
  • p. 12
  • International intervention.
  • p. 13
  • old and new security dilemmas.
  • p. 14
  • 2.
  • Ideologies, Ideas and Political Slogans in the Formation of George W. Bush's Foreign Policy.
  • p. 16
  • clash of civilizations.
  • p. 18
  • America as empire.
  • p. 22
  • neoconservatives.
  • p. 28
  • From commentators and analysts to George W. Bush.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • United States, Europe and the World.
  • p. 44
  • From victim to pariah.
  • p. 44
  • temptation of Iraq.
  • p. 45
  • anti-Iraq coalition, 2003.
  • p. 49
  • Why Europeans often disagreed with the United States.
  • p. 51
  • growth of US military power.
  • p. 53
  • end of the balance of power?.
  • p. 55
  • United States' unipolar moment.
  • p. 57
  • 4.
  • New Challenges to US Hegemony: China and the Muslim World.
  • p. 64
  • challenge from China.
  • p. 65
  • Muslim challenge.
  • p. 71
  • 5.
  • Military Power and Democratic Transition.
  • p. 84
  • uses and abuses of military power.
  • p. 85
  • Military power and democracy.
  • p. 89
  • Coalition-building or unilateral action?.
  • p. 93
  • importance of restraint.
  • p. 96
  • 6.
  • Temptation of Preventive War.
  • p. 102
  • Modern precedents for pre-emptive and preventive wars.
  • p. 105
  • Israel's preventive war precedents in the Middle East.
  • p. 106
  • United States creeps toward pre-emptive and preventive strategies.
  • p. 108
  • US decision to launch preventive war.
  • p. 110
  • Fire discipline.
  • p. 113
  • Precision attacks.
  • p. 115
  • Preventive war and the 'axis of evil'.
  • p. 117
  • Advantages and disadvantages of preventive war.
  • p. 119
  • 7.
  • Misunderstanding Terrorism: The Sword.
  • p. 123
  • new face of conflict.
  • p. 123
  • Terrorism as a concept.
  • p. 126
  • New and old terrorism.
  • p. 127
  • Al-Qaeda, affiliates, regional jihadists and copycats.
  • p. 130
  • Anti-terrorist strategies.
  • p. 134
  • Bush's moment: war without purpose.
  • p. 136
  • 8.
  • Homeland (In)Security: The Shield.
  • p. 139
  • Civil liberties.
  • p. 143
  • Patriot Act.
  • p. 144
  • Enemy combatants.
  • p. 147
  • Prison abuses.
  • p. 151
  • Justice or security?.
  • p. 152
  • Department of Homeland Security.
  • p. 154
  • Border controls.
  • p. 155
  • Intelligence agencies.
  • p. 157
  • Nuclear terrorism.
  • p. 159
  • Financial costs.
  • p. 163
  • Homeland insecurities.
  • p. 164
  • Security or insecurity?.
  • p. 165
  • 9.
  • Creating Quagmires: Winning the Wars, Losing the Peace.
  • p. 168
  • Context and war in Afghanistan.
  • p. 169
  • Context and war in Iraq.
  • p. 171
  • Justifications and denunciations of the wars.
  • p. 173
  • Consequences of the wars.
  • p. 176
  • Afghanistan since the war.
  • p. 177
  • Iraq since the war.
  • p. 178
  • Constitutional developments in Iraq.
  • p. 181
  • Staying power and counter-insurgency.
  • p. 184
  • Ending insurgencies.
  • p. 185
  • Quagmires.
  • p. 188
  • 10.
  • Burden of Power.
  • p. 196
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 204
  • Index.
  • p. 213
Control code
ocm67840270
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 228 p.
Isbn
9781403946775
Lccn
2006045717

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