Title The World's Last Best Hope: American Exceptionalism and US Foreign Policy in Obama's Era
External publication No
Means Araucaria
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85068682503&doi=10.12795%2faraucaria.2019.i41.08&partnerID=40&md5=7fe25c9d18804ae3b26e42b77811caba
Publication date 01/01/2019
ISI 000464215100009
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85068682503
DOI 10.12795/araucaria.2019.i41.08
Abstract Since Barack Obama came to power. American exceptionalism has been in the center of the political debate in close connection with the issue of US decline in the world stage. This article will deal with American exceptionalism from both a theoretical perspective and from its impact in nowadays US foreign policy. To this end. we will proceed to elucidate the main conceptual aspects of American exceptionalism, analyzing its different interpretations within the framework of the main US foreign policy doctrines. On this theoretical basis. we will analyze the practical influence of the excepcionalist idea in Obama administration's foreign policy, which has been denounced by its harshest critics as anti-exceptionalist and, by extension, as un-American.
Keywords American exceptionalism; US foreign policy; Obama administration
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