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A thorn in transatlantic relations : American and European perceptions of threat and security

Author: Mary N Hampton
Publisher: New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
Series: Palgrave studies in governance, security, and development.
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"Americans and Europeans perceive threat differently. Americans remain more religious than Europeans and generally still believe their nation is providentially blessed. American security culture is relatively stable and includes the deeply held belief that existential threat in the world emanates from the work of evil-doers. The U.S. must therefore sometimes intervene militarily against evil. The European Union (EU)  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary N Hampton
ISBN: 9781137343260 1137343265
OCLC Number: 842350420
Description: x, 206 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
'God has favored our undertaking' : explaining American security and strategic culture --
Oasis or Mirage? EU European security and strategic culture --
Combating communism 'from the abodes of righteousness' --
Naming terror : US and European counter-terrorism strategies since the 1970s --
Conclusion : transatlantic security cultures in transition.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in governance, security, and development.
Responsibility: Mary N. Hampton.
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The manuscript explains why the United States and Europe perceive threats in the world so differently and why those differences often come close to fracturing trans-Atlantic relations.  Read more...

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