By Hilde Eliassen Restad
How does American exceptionalism form American international coverage? traditional knowledge states that American exceptionalism is available in diversifications – the exemplary model and the missionary model.
Being unheard of, 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 e-book, Hilde Eliassen Restad demanding situations this assumption, arguing that U.S. historical past has displayed a remarkably consistent international coverage culture, which she labels unilateral internationalism. the U.S., Restad argues, has no longer vacillated among an "exemplary" and a "missionary" id. as a substitute, the U.S. built an exceptionalist id that, whereas idealizing the USA as an exemplary "city upon a hill," mostly errs at the facet of the missionary campaign in its overseas coverage. using the most recent historiography within the research of U.S. international relatives, the booklet updates political technological know-how scholarship and sheds new gentle at the position American exceptionalism has performed – and maintains to play – in shaping America’s function within the world.
This paintings may be of significant curiosity to scholars and students people international coverage, safety stories, 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