Download PDF by Sergio Fabbrini: The United States Contested: American Unilateralism and

By Sergio Fabbrini

ISBN-10: 0203965086

ISBN-13: 9780203965085

ISBN-10: 0415390907

ISBN-13: 9780415390903

Why and the way is the United States contested by means of Europe? This new book answers this query and contributes to a greater figuring out of up to date transatlantic tensions. Adopting various theoretical views, the top members to this quantity check the eu discontent with the US and relate this to the unilateral flip of US international coverage within the twenty-first century. American unilateralism is interpreted by means of the entire authors because the expression of a brand new conservative nationalism which has been becoming within the kingdom because the Seventies and have become culturally hegemonic after 9-11. They discover the next key components: the increase of yank conservative nationalism US overseas coverage transatlantic family members anti-Americanism the Iraq battle the way forward for American political and cultural hegemony. This booklet should be very important examining for college students of diplomacy, international coverage research, American and ecu politics.

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America and Europe, then, look at the world from different points of view – nationalistic in the first case, supra-national or post-national in the second (Cooper 2003); or Westphalian in the first case and post-Westphalian in the second case, as Richard Crockatt argues in Chapter 4. This difference has led the two sides of the Atlantic to different evaluations of the causes of global disorder and its possible solutions, although both recognize global terrorism as the main international threat.

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It expresses a conservative nationalism that has mobilized its illiberal tendencies, as evidenced by the approval of the Patriot Act of 2002, by the detention of Taliban Afghans at Guantanamo beyond the protection of national and international law, and by the use of torture on prisoners in the Iraq war (Brown 2003). Second, these illiberal tendencies, when they have appeared in US history, have traditionally met effective constraints which tamed their impact. The religious and ethnic nationalism was effectively tamed by the constitutional structure of the country.

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