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America's Mission – The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy - Princeton Scholarship Online
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America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Tony Smith


This book provides a comprehensive historical review of American liberal democratic internationalism. It argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America's impact on international affairs. The book documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide, an effort that enjoyed its greatest triumphs in the occupations of Japan and Germany but suffered huge setbacks in Latin America, Vietnam, and elsewhere. With new chapters and a new introduction and epilogue, this expanded edition als ... More

Keywords: democracy, liberal democratic internationalism, international affairs, American foreign policy, Arab Spring, liberal world order, American security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691154923
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Smith, author
Tufts University

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