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The New World and the New World Order

US Relative Decline, Domestic Instability in the Americas and the End of the Cold War


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. K. R. Dark, A. L. Harris
    Pages 1-39
  3. K. R. Dark, A. L. Harris
    Pages 40-71
  4. K. R. Dark, A. L. Harris
    Pages 72-97
  5. K. R. Dark, A. L. Harris
    Pages 128-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-175

About this book


This book re-examines the character of the USA and re-evaluates its relationship to the post-Cold War international order. The USA has often been seen as a model of democratic liberty, a vehement opponent of colonialism and the 'lone superpower' of the post-Cold War world. This book challenges all these views. Unlike previous studies of the post-Cold War role of the USA it connects US domestic affairs to systemic changes often characterized entirely in terms of the 'fall of Communism'.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Politics University of Reading and Clare Hall University of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsUniversity of ReadingUK

About the authors

Ken Dark

A. Harris

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