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Cold War US Foreign Policy: Key Perspectives

Steven Hurst

Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive description and critique of the six most important historical interpretations of US Cold War foreign policy: traditionalism, revisionism, post-revisionism, corporatism, world systems theory, and post-structuralism. The book uses the ‘levels of analysis’ approach to demonstrate how each of these perspectives can be understood as an explanatory framework combining different types of factors located at different levels of the international system. This original way of explaining the work of the historians discussed helps the reader to see past the narrative and ... More

Keywords: traditionalism, revisionism, post-revisionism, corporatism, world systems theory, post-structuralism, theoretical framework, historical events

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780748620791
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.001.0001

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Steven Hurst, author

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