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Obama Doctrine : A Legacy of Continuity in Us Foreign Policy? (Hardcover) (Michelle Bentley)

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In 2009, President Barack Obama was inaugurated under the highest of expectations and hailed as a dynamic and effective statesperson who would reverse the controversial extremes that had characterised the George W. Bush era. Obama’s first term, however, was subject to intense criticism; not only did many feel that he had failed to live up to his leadership potential, but that he had actually continued the foreign policy framework he was supposed to have abandoned.

Obama was re-elected, however; and this edited volume examines whether these issues of continuity have been equally as prevalent during the president’s second term as his first. Is he still acting within the foreign policy shadow of Bush, or has he been able to establish his own approach towards international affairs, distinct from his predecessor? Within this context, this volume also addresses the idea of legacy and whether Obama has succeeded in establishing his own distinct foreign policy doctrine.

In addressing these questions, contributions to this volume will discuss continuity and change from a range of perspectives in International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis, which are broadly representative of a spectrum of theoretical positions. With contributions from a range of US foreign policy experts, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of US foreign policy, Foreign Policy Analysis and American politics.

In 2009, President Barack Obama was inaugurated under the highest of expectations and hailed as a dynamic and effective statesperson who would reverse the controversial extremes that had characterised the George W. Bush era. Obama?s first term, however, was subject to intense criticism; not only did many feel that he had failed to live up to his leadership potential, but that he had actually continued the foreign policy framework he was supposed to have abandoned.

Obama was re-elected, however; and this edited volume examines whether these issues of continuity have been equally as prevalent during the president?s second term as his first. Is he still acting within the foreign policy shadow of Bush, or has he been able to establish his own approach towards international affairs, distinct from his predecessor? Within this context, this volume also addresses the idea of legacy and whether Obama has succeeded in establishing his own distinct foreign policy doctrine.

In addressing these questions, contributions to this volume will discuss continuity and change from a range of perspectives in International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis, which are broadly representative of a spectrum of theoretical positions. With contributions from a range of US foreign policy experts, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of US foreign policy, Foreign Policy Analysis and American politics.

Number of Pages: 239
Genre: Political Science, History
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Michelle Bentley
Language: English
Street Date: August 8, 2016
TCIN: 16998056
UPC: 9781138831223
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-2546
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