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A New Cold War

US-China Relations in the 21st Century

This book illustrates how the relationship between the US and China has long been a "marriage of convenience" , but we might be close to the end of it. They are locked in a "new type of cold war" where mechanisms of deterrence and competition differ compared to those of the Cold War, and which makes the return of bloc politics possible.

The United States and China in the Era of Global Transformations

Geographies of Rivalry

This book provides a multifaceted and spatially oriented analysis of how China’s re-emergence as a global power impacts the dominance of the United States as well as domestic state and non-state actors in various world-regions, including the Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and the Arctic.

Taxing Democracy

Local Taxation and the Social Contract in America

Carrie Manning’s illuminating book examines how policies to limit taxation at state and local levels in the US have direct and lasting consequences for equity, accountability, and ultimately for democracy.

Wronged and Dangerous

Viral Masculinity and the Populist Pandemic

Recent years have seen the rapid spread of far-right movements across the globe via aggrieved manhood, disguised as right-wing populism. Wronged and Dangerous refocuses divisions towards shared human interests and offers new ways to engage with the challenges of our time.

Agonies of Empire

American Power from Clinton to Biden

Michael Cox outlines the ways in which five American Presidents from Clinton to Biden have addressed their predecessors' legacies while dealing with an empire under increasing stress. He sets out a critical framework for US foreign policy, the US’s relationship with its enemies and rivals, and whether it is now in long term decline.

The Roots of Racism

The Politics of White Supremacy in the US and Europe

This important book examines the past, present, and future of racist ideas and politics, showing how policies have developed over a long history of European and White American dominance of political institutions.

Ideas and the Use of Force in American Foreign Policy

Presidential Decision-Making in a Post-Cold War World

Examining the post-Cold War period, this book sets out to explain why and when US presidents choose to use force. It develops new explanations for variation in the use of force in US foreign policy by theorizing and demonstrating the effects of the displacement and repression of ideas within and across different US Presidential administrations.

US Foreign Policy

Domestic Roots and International Impact

This textbook provides a valuable introduction to the construction and application of US foreign policy in the modern era, encouraging readers to think about how ideas, institutions and goals have been at work in the foreign policy of recent presidential administrations.

Grand Strategy in 10 Words

A Guide to Great Power Politics in the 21st Century

This book introduces ten key terms for analysing grand strategy and shows how the world’s great powers – the United States, China, Russia and the European Union (EU) – shape their strategic decisions today and shows how the choices made will determine the course of world politics in the first half of the 21st century.

Radical Empathy

Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides

Renowned political scientist Terri Givens calls for ‘radical empathy’ in bridging racial divides to understand the origins of our biases, including internalized oppression. Deftly weaving together her own experiences with the political, she offers practical steps to call out racism and bring about radical social change.

Algorithms and the End of Politics

How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book is a timely analysis of the growing impact of digital technologies on populism in the US and beyond.

Vicarious Warfare

American Strategy and the Illusion of War on the Cheap

This compelling account charts the historical emergence of vicarious warfare and its contemporary prominence. It contrasts its tactical advantages with its hidden costs and potential to cause significant strategic harm.