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American Grand Strategy under ObamaCompeting Discourses$
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Georg Löfflmann

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474419765

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419765.001.0001

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The American Grand Strategy Debate in International Relations

The American Grand Strategy Debate in International Relations

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(p.93) Chapter 4 The American Grand Strategy Debate in International Relations
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American Grand Strategy under Obama
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Georg Löfflmann

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419765.003.0005

This chapter engages in a comprehensive analysis of the grand strategy debate contained in the pages of Foreign Affairs, which represents a leading elite publication that bridges scholarly debate and the policy oriented writing of experts and political practitioners. The chapter also examines how the main theoretical perspectives of mainstream IR have informed competing grand strategy visions, further detailing the concept of hybrid discourses of American grand strategy: hegemonic engagement and hegemonic restraint. These expert visions reproduced the dominant representation of American exceptionalism and military supremacy, while advocating political practices that partially reformulated and negated this hegemonic role, such as the liberal-institutionalist concept of ‘deep engagement’, or neorealist ideas of ‘offshore balancing’.

Keywords:   Realism, Liberalism, Offshore Balancing, Deep Engagement, International Relations, Foreign Affairs

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