By Hilde Eliassen Restad
How does American exceptionalism form American international coverage? traditional knowledge states that American exceptionalism is available in adaptations – the exemplary model and the missionary model.
Being unprecedented, specialists in U.S. international coverage argue, implies that you both withdraw from the realm like an remoted yet inspiring "city upon a hill," or that you're referred to as upon to actively lead the remainder of the realm to a greater destiny. In her publication, Hilde Eliassen Restad demanding situations this assumption, arguing that U.S. background has displayed a remarkably consistent overseas coverage culture, which she labels unilateral internationalism. the U.S., Restad argues, has now not vacillated among an "exemplary" and a "missionary" identification. as an alternative, the USA constructed an exceptionalist id that, whereas idealizing the us as an exemplary "city upon a hill," in general errs at the part of the missionary campaign in its overseas coverage. using the newest historiography within the examine of U.S. international kinfolk, the ebook updates political technology scholarship and sheds new mild at the position American exceptionalism has performed – and maintains to play – in shaping America’s position within the world.
This paintings could be of serious curiosity to scholars and students people overseas coverage, defense reports, and American politics.
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American Exceptionalism: An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World (Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy) by Hilde Eliassen Restad