Chapter

Conclusions

Steven Hurst

in Cold War US Foreign Policy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780748620791
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652686 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0008
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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on various interpretation of US foreign policy during the Cold War, which include traditionalism, revisionism, post-revisionism, corporatism, world-systems theory, post-structuralism, culturalism. They all provide valuable insights into US foreign policy but they are all inadequate as complete explanations of that policy. These various perspectives show that American foreign policy during this period had geopolitical, social, cultural, linguistic, and ideological dimensions.

Keywords: foreign policy; traditionalism; revisionism; post-revisionism; corporatism; world-systems theory; post-structuralism; culturalism

Chapter.  2988 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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