The George W. Bush Presidency. Volume III: Foreign Policy


Meena Bose (Editor)
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA

Paul Fritz (Editor)
Hofstra University, NY, USA

Series: Political Leaders and Their Assessment
BISAC: POL040010

While candidate George W. Bush promised a humble foreign policy, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks President Bush implemented a highly ambitious – and controversial – foreign policy agenda. Examining the contentious decision to invade Iraq, the expansion of presidential power in foreign affairs, the apparent unilateralism that challenged established international norms, and the ideological underpinnings of Bush’s foreign policy, many articles in this collection demonstrate why the administration proved to be so divisive domestically and internationally. However, other pieces in the collection show the Bush administration pursued more conventional approaches to certain international issues, such as the rising power of China and a nuclear North Korea. This collection thus both challenges some conventional views of Bush’s foreign policy and provides a deeper understanding of why George W. Bush is viewed as one of the most controversial foreign policy presidents of the modern era. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Meena Bose (Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Paul Fritz (Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Part I: Ideas and Ideology Behind George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

Chapter 1. The ‘Imperial’ Presidency Revisited: Lessons from the Administration of George W. Bush
Byron W. Daynes and Glen Sussman (Brigham Young University, UT, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. ‘The Evil Soil of Poverty and Strife’: Similarities and Differences Between the Bush Doctrine and Truman Doctrine
Dane J. Cash (Assistant Professor of History, Carroll College)

Chapter 3. “American Empire: Get Used to It”: How Deeply Did the Neocon Fantasy Penetrate the Bush Administration?
Peter J. Kuznick (American University, Washington, D.C., USA)

Chapter 4. Communicating a Rationale for War: George W. Bush and the Rhetoric of Imperial Righteousness
Ann E. Burnette and Wayne L. Kraemer (Texas State University, TX, USA)

Chapter 5. Commentary: Intelligence Gathering and American Security in the Post-9/11 World
General Michael V. Hayden (Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 2006-2009, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, 2004-2005, Director, National Security Agency, 1999-2005, General (Ret.), United States Air Force)

Part II: The War on Terror and Iraq

Chapter 6. George W. Bush and the United Nations: Idealism’s Departure from Collective Security
Jerry Pubantz (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA)

Chapter 7. Presidential Decision Making in Iraq: Bush vs. Bush/Phronesis vs. Faith
Michael A. Genovese (Loyola Marymount University, CA, USA)

Chapter 8. Occupying Iraq: A Tragedy Foretold
Carolyn Eisenberg (Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Chapter 9. Commentary: The Bush Administration and the Decision to Go to War in Iraq
John D. Negroponte (Deputy Secretary of State, 2007-2009, Director of National Intelligence, 2005-2007, United States Ambassador to Iraq, 2004-2005, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 2001-2004)

Part III: Foreign Policy Beyond the War on Terror

Chapter 10. Beyond the Standard Interpretation of George W. Bush’s National Security Policy: Decision Making on North Korea
William Newmann (Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, USA)

Chapter 11. Tracing Rhetorical Shifts in U.S.-Sino Relations: George W. Bush’s Discourse Regarding Taiwan and the PRC
Michelle Murray Yang (University of Maryland, MD, USA)

Chapter 12. President Bush’s Rhetoric and Policy Against Genocide
Ben Voth (Southern Methodist University, NM, USA)

Part IV: George W. Bush in the Eyes of the World

Chapter 13. Cause or Effect? Anti-Americanism and U.S. Foreign Policy Under George W. Bush
Max Paul Friedman (American University, Washington, D.C., USA)

Chapter 14. Europeans’ Views of the Bush Presidency: Reaction to U.S. Interventionism
Francesca Vassallo (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Southern Maine, Department of History and Political Science, ME, USA)

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