American Foreign Policy and Forced Regime Change Since World War II: Forcing Freedom

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Abstract

This book explores the motivations behind American military interventions in the Post-World War II era that purported to replace autocratic regimes with democratic ones. It delves into the Forced Democracy (FD) phenomenon, focusing on its intellectual roots and previous attempts to study it in the academic literature. The author examines five American interventions that attempted to replace autocratic regimes with democratic ones—The Dominican Republic, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Each chapter includes a history of the intervention and an assessment of whether America’s intentions and actions toward that particular country were actually focused on delivering a democratic outcome.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages144
ISBN (Electronic)9783030112325
ISBN (Print)9783030112318
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2019

Keywords

  • Afghanistan
  • American military interventions
  • democracy
  • democracy promotion
  • democratic regime
  • democratic studies
  • Dominican Republic
  • FD intervention
  • forced democracy
  • forced democracy strategy
  • George H.W. Bush invasion of Panama
  • George W. Bush invasion of Iraq
  • Grenada
  • invasion of the Dominican Republic
  • Iraq
  • Iraq invasion
  • military invasion
  • Panama
  • political science
  • Post World War II
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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