SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

America and the World: US Foreign Policy (Online Module)

You will examine the various approaches to the study and understanding of American foreign policy. Beginning with an introduction to relevant literature and influences, the module goes on to address US foreign policy-making process. Case-studies will be included, covering both the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. The module will culminate in an assessment of the nature, extent and likely development of American global power.

All modules are subject to availability and are subject to change from session to session.

Suggested reading

Micheal Cox & Doug Stokes, US Foreign Policy (Oxford, 2008)

Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America, (New York, London & Toronto, 1994).

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