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America's Entangling Alliances: 1778 to the Present

America's Entangling Alliances: 1778 to the Present

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Wydawnictwo Georgetown University Press
Data wydania 02/11/2020
Liczba stron 304
Forma publikacji książka w miękkiej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Dla profesjonalistów, specjalistów i badaczy naukowych
ISBN 9781647120290
Kategorie Stosunki międzynarodowe
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A challenge to long-held assumptions about the costs and benefits of America's allies. Since the Revolutionary War, the United States has entered into dozens of alliances with international powers to protect its assets and advance its security interests. America's Entangling Alliances offers a corrective to long-held assumptions about US foreign policy and is relevant to current public and academic debates about the costs and benefits of America's allies. Author Jason W. Davidson examines these alliances to shed light on their nature and what they reveal about the evolution of American power. He challenges the belief that the nation resists international alliances, showing that this has been true in practice only when using a narrow definition of alliance. While there have been more alliances since World War II than before it, US presidents and Congress have viewed it in the country's best interest to enter into a variety of security arrangements over virtually the entire course of the country's history. By documenting thirty-four alliances-categorized as defense pacts, military coalitions, or security partnerships-Davidson finds that the US demand for allies is best explained by looking at variance in its relative power and the threats it has faced.

America's Entangling Alliances: 1778 to the Present

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Preface

Acknowledgments

Explaining the United States' Demand for Allies

A Lesser Power and Alliance for Survival, 1778-1822

A Regional Power and Defense Pacts, 1823-1913

Multipolarity and Military Coalitions, 1914-45

Bipolarity and Defense Pacts, 1946-89

Unipolarity and Security Partnerships

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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