Anti-Americanism and the Rise of World Opinion : Consequences for the Us National Interest
Datta, Monti Narayan
Cambridge Univ Pr 2014/04
247 p. illustrations ; 24 cm
By treating anti-Americanism as a case study of public opinion at work, Professor Datta reveals how we can better understand the relationship between global citizens and their political leaders, and concludes that anti-Americanism does in fact substantially impact US security, as well as its economic and political interests.
Under the presidencies of Bush and Obama, anti-Americanism has emerged as a topic of considerable interest to policy-makers, pundits, and scholars alike. Drawing from a wealth of analytical research, this book addresses the pivotal question of whether anti-Americanism has a significant impact on the American national interest.
Table of Contents
1. Anti-Americanism and the rise of world opinion; 2. A neoliberal theory of soft balancing; 3. The decline of America's soft power in the United Nations; 4. Global consumption of brand America; 5. Bush's war; 6. The Obama effect; 7. Conclusions and next steps; Index; Bibliography.