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U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power

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The United States holds a paradoxical role: it is the world's lone super power, yet ironically, is limited by the same factors that facilitated its primacy. A sense of national exceptionalism, a diffusion of governmental powers, and an open civil society helped to create a global behemoth, though at times also restrict the government's freedom of action. Hook looks closely ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 399 pages
Published July 18th 2007 by CQ Press (first published 2004)
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John
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: politics, history
Excellent text for IR courses. Specific chapters are assigned for readings on different IR perspectives, the effects of cognitive psychology, the different players involved in the IR process, and grand strategies. My only complaints about this text are the order of the chapters (IR schools of thought and cognitive psychology chapters should have been first), more citations should have been provided in the cognitive psychology section, and greater attention should have been given to the chapter c ...more
Warnie Pritchett
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clear and concise, "U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power" is a great introductory text that educates the reader on the challenges of establishing foreign policy in an increasingly globalized world and an increasingly partisan American polity. Stephen W. Hook keeps the readers engaged with real world (and frequently updated) information and how elements of public policy shapes the global view of American primacy. A solid read for anyone interested in Political Science.

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Omair Tariq
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
The book mainly discusses the process of foreign policy making and what factors play role in formulation of U.S. foreign policies. The book is not either a critique or support of American foreign policy but it basically talks about the process of policy development. Book is good for anyone interested in foreign affairs and gives a good insight about how foreign policies are made.
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