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Cold War US Foreign PolicyKey Perspectives$
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Steven Hurst

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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Cold War US Foreign Policy
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Steven Hurst

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0001

The objective of this book is to analyse the historiography of US Cold War foreign policy. It examining traditionalism, revisionism, post-revisionism, corporatism, world-systems theory, and post-structuralism. It aims to show how the most influential diplomatic historians have sought to explain US Cold War foreign policy and what the key differences between their perspectives are. It clarifies and analyses these perspectives at a theoretical level to determine which explanatory frameworks fit the empirical data.

Keywords:   Cold War, foreign policy, United States, traditionalism, revisionism, post-revisionism, corporatism, world-systems theory, post-structuralism, explanatory frameworks

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