American Power: Crisis or Renewal?
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2010
© 2010 The Author. Politics © 2010 Political Studies Association
Special Issue: Perspectives on the Changing Global Distribution of Power
Volume 30, Issue Supplement s1, pages 15–23, December 2010
How to Cite
Dumbrell, J. (2010), American Power: Crisis or Renewal?. Politics, 30: 15–23. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9256.2010.01387.x
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2010
Perceptions of American international decline are not new. This article considers the current debate over US decline in historical context, noting that current forecasts of decline are less apocalyptic than those of the later Cold War period. The foreign policy legacy of George W. Bush is assessed. Perceptions of domestic US political paralysis are discussed, along with the need for the Obama administration to move clearly in the direction of global retrenchment.