Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and by Bradley F. Podliska

By Bradley F. Podliska

Performing on my own bargains an unparalleled scientifically-based resolution to the query of why presidents, despite political celebration, make judgements to exploit unilateral army strength. through the use of 3 the right way to attempt U.S. concern habit due to the fact that 1937, the writer of appearing on my own makes the case that presidents are realists and make a unilateral selection in line with a large army hole with an opponent, an opponent situated within the Western hemisphere, and a countrywide protection hazard.

Show description

Read or Download Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making (Innovations in the Study of World Politics) PDF

Similar nationalism books

Nationalism and modernism: a critical survey of recent theories of nations and nationalism

This ebook represents a much-needed analytical survey of present theories of nationalism through one of many top gurus within the box. It contextualizes the hot insights into nationalism and its courting with states and state-building on one hand, and ethnicity and ethnic revival at the different. Anthony Smith assesses the contributions of key figures within the box.

Chechnya: From Nationalism to Jihad

The sheer scale and brutality of the hostilities among Russia and Chechnya stand out as an exception within the commonly peaceable breakup of the Soviet Union. Chechnya: From Nationalism to Jihad presents a desirable research of the transformation of secular nationalist resistance in a nominally Islamic society right into a fight that's its antithesis, jihad.

Northern Ireland 1968–2008: The Politics of Entrenchment

A second look of the Northern eire clash and the continued peace method, utilizing formerly unreleased archival fabric. The ebook seems to be at offerings and omissions by way of the most political events and the British and Irish states that lay at the back of the emergence and patience of the 'Troubles. '

Language Policy and Language Planning: From Nationalism to Globalisation

This revised moment version is a entire evaluate of why we converse the languages that we do. It covers language studying imposed by means of political and fiscal agendas in addition to language offerings entered into willingly for purposes of social mobility, financial virtue and workforce identification.

Additional resources for Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making (Innovations in the Study of World Politics)

Example text

33. William R. Thompson, “Systemic Leadership, Evolutionary Processes, and International Relations Theory: The Unipolarity Question,” International Studies Review 8, no. 1 (March 2006): 14; Prestowitz, Rogue Nation, 27; Ikenberry, “Is American Multilateralism,” 538; Maynes, “Two Blasts,” 36. 34. Ikenberry, “Is American Multilateralism,” 537. 35. Clement, “The United States,” 399. 36. Edward N. Luttwak, “Toward a Post-Heroic Warfare,” Foreign Affairs 74, no. 3 (May—June 1995): 121; Lukasz Kamienski, “The RMA and War Powers,” Strategic Insight (September 2003): 2; Jia, “In Search of Absolute Security,” 204.

19. John R. Bolton, “Unilateralism Is Not Isolationism,” in Understanding Unilateralism in American Foreign Relations, ed. , Understanding Unilateralism, 31. 20. Bruce W. Jentleson and Rebecca L. Britton, “Still Pretty Prudent: Post-Cold War American Public Opinion on the Use of Military Force,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 42, no. ” 21. RFD, “Unilateral and Multilateral Options in the Execution of Foreign Policy,” International Organization 23, no. 3 (Summer 1969): 641-754; Thomas M. Franck and Nigel S.

S. S. S. has 12 carrier battle groups (no other country has even one battle group). One forward deployed carrier with more than 50 strike aircraft can deliver more than 150 strikes a day, if called upon to do so. S. S. installations in 40 countries. It has a 40 percent share of the total defense spending of all countries in the world, spending as much as the next 14 countries combined. It accounts for 80 percent of world military research and development. S. 55 Multilateralism may even impugn a nation’s deterrence capability, if an adversary can block any international effort against it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 17 votes