AMERICAN HEGEMONY
Preventive War, Iraq, and Imposing Democracy

DEMETRIOS JAMES CARALEY, EDITOR

May 2004 · 206 pages
ISBN10: 1-884853-04-8

Paperback: $24.50 (APS Members: $19.60)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This book brings within one volume, essays that examine the future of American power, perspectives on preventive war, and implications for democracy.  These essays go well beyond the military victories to ask the necessary next and more complex questions about Washington's plans for the reconstruction, stabilization, and even democratization of the invaded countries.”  The contributing scholars are well-respected and in the center of the debate over “American empire”. They explore the ongoing discussion over how the world’s only superpower should define and act out its role in the world.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor’s Foreword: Some Early Lessons
Demetrios James Caraley

Introduction
Walter LaFeber

PART I: THE RATIONALE FOR PREVENTIVE WAR

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis

PART II: EXPERIENCES FROM THE FIRST PREVENTIVE WAR

Deciding on War Against Iraq: Institutional Failures
Louis Fisher

Misperceptions, the Media, and the Iraq War
Steven Kull, Clay Ramsay, and Evan Lewis

After Saddam: Regional Insecurity, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Proliferation Pressures in Postwar Iraq
Andrew Flibbert

PART III: AMERICAN POWER AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR DEMOCRACY

Limits of American Power
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

The Rise of Europe, America’s Changing Internationalism, and the End of U.S. Primacy
Charles A. Kupchan

How Countries Democratize
Samuel P. Huntington

Islam, Democracy, and Constitutional Liberalism
Fareed Zakaria

About PSQ's Editor

Demetrios James Caraley

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