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American grand strategy under Obama : competing discourses

Author: Georg Löfflmann
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how rivalling discourses of American grand strategy reveal a fractured consensus of geopolitical identity and national security under President Obama. This conflict manifested in divergent elite visions of liberal hegemony, cooperative engagement and unilateral restraint. Georg Lofflmann examines the identity conflict within the Washington foreign policy establishment, between elite insiders and  Read more...
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Löfflmann, Georg.
American grand strategy under Obama.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017446789
(OCoLC)993492242
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Löfflmann
ISBN: 9781474419765 9781474435192 1474419763 147443519X 9781474419772 1474419771
OCLC Number: 1021186596
Description: 1 online resource (x, 268 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Reimagining grand strategy --
Filming hegemony : Hollywood and the Manichean script of geopolitics --
Competing visions for America : popular discourses of grand strategy on The New York Times best-sellers list --
The American grand strategy debate in international relations --
Think tanks and the Washington consensus on hegemony --
Strategic vision : national security, defense policy, and the geopolitics of military pre-eminence --
The 'Obama doctrine' : vision for change? --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Georg Löfflmann.

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