Chapter 8 the Bush Doctrine redefining the U.S. role in world politics for the twenty-first century?

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Abstract

Many observers find the recently formulated Bush Doctrine a provocative, shocking, and perhaps ill-conceived reaction to a unique set of circumstances facing a relatively inexperienced president. However, when placed in historical context, the Bush Doctrine presents only minor adjustments to the long-standing foreign policy traditions of the United States. This point can be argued by comparing George W. Bush's foreign policy doctrine to that of an earlier Republican president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Although these men share little in common as individuals, their doctrinal responses to the major threats of their time are very similar. The comparison highlights some of the potential pitfalls of the most recent presidential doctrine, as well as the prospects for its successful enactment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeorge W. Bush
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluating the President at Midterm
PublisherUniversity Press of Colorado
Pages123-138
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)0791461335, 9780870818172
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Thies, C. G. (2005). Chapter 8 the Bush Doctrine redefining the U.S. role in world politics for the twenty-first century? In George W. Bush: Evaluating the President at Midterm (pp. 123-138). University Press of Colorado.