A Companion to American Foreign Relations by Robert Schulzinger

By Robert Schulzinger

This can be an authoritative quantity of historiographical essays that survey the kingdom of U.S. diplomatic historical past. The essays conceal the full diversity of the heritage of yank overseas family from the colonial interval to the current. They speak about the key resources and research the main influential books and articles within the box.

  • Includes discussions of latest methodological ways in diplomatic history.

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The Americanization of the World or the Trend of the Twentieth Century [1902] (New York: Garland Publishing, 1972). ” Diplomatic History 17 (spring 1993), 285–95. ) “Here, There and Everywhere”: The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2000). Wagnleitner, Reinhold: Coca-Colonization and the Cold War: The Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria after the Second World War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994). ): “Here, There and Everywhere”: The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2000).

In 1995, an official of the environmental group Worldwatch, Hilary French, claimed that environmental diplomacy “began to gather serious momentum” only in 1972, although she did note that there had been occasional treaties as long ago as the 1870s. Most environmentalists and activists treat these pre-1972 treaties as oddities with no direct relevance to the vastly more complex problems of today. In a similar way, diplomatic historians may see all of these treaties largely as an extension of domestic politics, as the treaties of the last thirty years seem to fit better into a domestic framework than into the diplomatic one.

Susskind made another important point, that traditional allies will often butt heads when it comes to environmental issues. The United States has frequently disagreed with its closest European allies on environmental issues, from whaling to global warming; likewise, the rivals on the Indian subcontinent often find themselves united against the industrialized nations on environmental issues. Susskind’s book suggests some of the reasons that diplomatic historians have not known what to do with the environment.

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