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The influence of American exceptionalist thought on the role of the United States in the contemporary “War on Terrorism”


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For the past fifty years, many scholarly works written on the subject of the American political tradition conclude that the polity in the United States has adopted many of the mores espoused in classical liberal thought. This dissertation examines the influence of American Exceptionalist thought on American foreign policy in the age of the contemporary “War on Terrorism.” The philosophy of American Exceptionalism has influenced the planning of foreign policy decisions and as part of the rhetoric used to explain those same decisions to the public. The Exceptionalist narrative has also contributed to shaping the post-September 11th relationship between the United States and the rest of the world.

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Subject
Political science
Classification
0615: Political science
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, American, Bush, George W., Consensus, Empire, Exceptionalism, Rhetoric, War on Terrorism
Title
The influence of American exceptionalist thought on the role of the United States in the contemporary “War on Terrorism”
Author
D'Amore, Michael Dominic
Number of pages
152
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 70/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109059281
Advisor
Brigham, John
Committee member
Robinson, Dean E.; Weinbaum, Eve
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Political Science
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3349718
ProQuest document ID
304921188
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304921188
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