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New American Interventionism

New American Interventionism

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About the Book

Intervention is as American as apple pie, writes Robert Jervis in the introduction to this book. Illustrating this proposition, twelve authorities draw a general portrait of American military intervention since the end of the cold war by examining specific interventions: Bosnia, Lebanon, Somalia, Afghanistan, Panama, Haiti, the Gulf War, and South Korea. In the process, this book focuses on the great complexity involved when deciding to enter a conflict; the almost universal circumvention of congressional authority; the ineffectualness of "pinprick" air strikes; and the essentially ad hoc nature of military deployment since the cold war.

The New American Interventionism marks the paradox of America's being the sole remaining "superpower" but unable to influence minor powers without the use of force. Exploring these and other questions, the book also speculates on the future characteristics of American intervention.

About the Author: Demetrios James Caraley is Janet Robb Professor of the Social Sciences at Barnard College and professor of political science in the graduate faculties of Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles on national security policy, congressional policymaking, and urban politics, including The Politics of Military Unification, and is the editor of Political Science Quarterly.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780231118491
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publisher Imprint: Columbia University Press
  • Depth: 13
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Weight: 404 gr
  • ISBN-10: 023111849X
  • Publisher Date: 27 Aug 1999
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 255 mm
  • No of Pages: 320
  • Series Title: Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 2
  • Sub Title: Essays from Political Science Quarterly
  • Width: 172 mm

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