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America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics)

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"A historically sweeping, theoretically ambitious study of American attempts at promoting liberal democracy abroad, this is the most subtle and thorough examination of a "mission" that has had more than its share of successes, halts, detours, and deviations. No student of America in this world will be able to ignore it: there is simply no comparable volume."--Stanley Hoffmann, Chairman, Center for European Studies, Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France

"No one concerned with America's role in the world can afford to ignore the powerful argument and impressive scholarship of this landmark study."--Ronald Steel, University of Southern California, School of International Relations

"Breathtaking in its coverage. . . . The author combines historical narrative with political analysis in dazzling fashion, particularly on Woodrow Wilson, whose pragmatic idealism is the leitmotif of this book."--Arthur S. Link, Princeton University

Synopsis:

"A historically sweeping, theoretically ambitious study of American attempts at promoting liberal democracy abroad, this is the most subtle and thorough examination of a "mission" that has had more than its share of successes, halts, detours, and deviations. No student of America in this world will be able to ignore it: there is simply no comparable volume."--Stanley Hoffmann, Chairman, Center for European Studies, Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France

"No one concerned with America's role in the world can afford to ignore the powerful argument and impressive scholarship of this landmark study."--Ronald Steel, University of Southern California, School of International Relations

"Breathtaking in its coverage. . . . The author combines historical narrative with political analysis in dazzling fashion, particularly on Woodrow Wilson, whose pragmatic idealism is the leitmotif of this book."--Arthur S. Link, Princeton University

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America's Mission argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America's impact on international affairs. Tony Smith documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide, an effort that enjoyed its greatest triumphs in the occupations of Japan and Germany but suffered huge setbacks in Latin America, Vietnam, and elsewhere. With new chapters and a new introduction and epilogue, this expanded edition also traces U.S. attempts to spread democracy more recently, under presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and assesses America's role in the Arab Spring.

About the Author

Tony Smith is the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His recent work includes The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691154923
Subtitle:
The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy
Author:
Smith, Tony
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
American history
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics
Publication Date:
20120312
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
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"Synopsis" by , "A historically sweeping, theoretically ambitious study of American attempts at promoting liberal democracy abroad, this is the most subtle and thorough examination of a "mission" that has had more than its share of successes, halts, detours, and deviations. No student of America in this world will be able to ignore it: there is simply no comparable volume."--Stanley Hoffmann, Chairman, Center for European Studies, Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France

"No one concerned with America's role in the world can afford to ignore the powerful argument and impressive scholarship of this landmark study."--Ronald Steel, University of Southern California, School of International Relations

"Breathtaking in its coverage. . . . The author combines historical narrative with political analysis in dazzling fashion, particularly on Woodrow Wilson, whose pragmatic idealism is the leitmotif of this book."--Arthur S. Link, Princeton University

"Synopsis" by , America's Mission argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America's impact on international affairs. Tony Smith documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide, an effort that enjoyed its greatest triumphs in the occupations of Japan and Germany but suffered huge setbacks in Latin America, Vietnam, and elsewhere. With new chapters and a new introduction and epilogue, this expanded edition also traces U.S. attempts to spread democracy more recently, under presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and assesses America's role in the Arab Spring.
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