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The Resource Empire in retreat : the past, present, and future of the United States, Victor Bulmer-Thomas

Empire in retreat : the past, present, and future of the United States, Victor Bulmer-Thomas

Label
Empire in retreat : the past, present, and future of the United States
Title
Empire in retreat
Title remainder
the past, present, and future of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Victor Bulmer-Thomas
Title variation
Past, present, and future of the United States
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping history of the United States through the lens of empire-and an incisive look forward as the nation retreats from the global stage. A respected authority on international relations and foreign policy, Victor Bulmer-Thomas offers a grand survey of the United States as an empire. From its territorial expansion after independence, through hegemonic rule following World War II, to the nation's current imperial retreat, the United States has had an uneasy relationship with the idea of itself as an empire. In this book Bulmer-Thomas offers three definitions of empire-territorial, informal, and institutional-that help to explain the nation's past and forecast a future in which the United States will cease to play an imperial role. Arguing that the move toward diminished geopolitical dominance reflects the aspirations of most U.S. citizens, he asserts that imperial retreat does not necessarily mean national decline and may ultimately strengthen the nation-state. At this pivotal juncture in American history, Bulmer-Thomas's uniquely global perspective will be widely read and discussed across a range of fields
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bulmer-Thomas, V
Dewey number
  • 325.320973
  • 970.980
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E183.7
  • E179.5
LC item number
  • .B85 2018
  • .B94 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Land settlement
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Imperialism
  • Land settlement
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations
Label
Empire in retreat : the past, present, and future of the United States, Victor Bulmer-Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Africa and the Pacific
  • Four
  • The Caribbean
  • Part II
  • The semiglobal empire
  • Five
  • Institutions
  • Six
  • Nonstate actors
  • Seven
  • Introduction
  • The empire in action
  • Eight
  • The unipolar moment
  • Part III
  • The empire in retreat
  • Nine
  • Anti-imperialism in the United States
  • Ten
  • The US economy
  • Eleven
  • Part I
  • The decline of leadership
  • Twelve
  • Hegemony under threat
  • The territorial empire
  • One
  • Continental expansion
  • Two
  • Mexico and Central America
  • Three
Control code
1002129766
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 459 pages
Isbn
9780300210002
Lccn
2017955409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129766
Label
Empire in retreat : the past, present, and future of the United States, Victor Bulmer-Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Africa and the Pacific
  • Four
  • The Caribbean
  • Part II
  • The semiglobal empire
  • Five
  • Institutions
  • Six
  • Nonstate actors
  • Seven
  • Introduction
  • The empire in action
  • Eight
  • The unipolar moment
  • Part III
  • The empire in retreat
  • Nine
  • Anti-imperialism in the United States
  • Ten
  • The US economy
  • Eleven
  • Part I
  • The decline of leadership
  • Twelve
  • Hegemony under threat
  • The territorial empire
  • One
  • Continental expansion
  • Two
  • Mexico and Central America
  • Three
Control code
1002129766
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 459 pages
Isbn
9780300210002
Lccn
2017955409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129766

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