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Freedom on the Offensive : Human Rights, Democracy Promotion, and US Interventionism in the Late Cold War

Title
Freedom on the Offensive : Human Rights, Democracy Promotion, and US Interventionism in the Late Cold War / William Michael Schmidli.
ISBN
9781501765179
9781501765148
9781501765162
Publication
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2022.
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2022
Copyright Notice Date
©2022.
Physical Description
1 online resource (324 pages).
Local Notes
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Summary
"A historical analysis of the Ronald Reagan administration's (1981-1989) human rights policy, focusing on the rise of democracy promotion as a US foreign policy priority in the late Cold War, using the US intervention against the revolutionary government of Nicaragua, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (1979-1990), as the case study."-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE complete collection 2022.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 19, 2023
Series
Book collections on Project MUSE.
The United States in the world
Contents
Competing visions: human rights and American foreign policy in the era of detente, 1968-1980
"A hostile takeover": the Reagan administration and US Cold War policy, 1981-1982
"Is this not respect for human, economic, and social rights?": Nicaragua and the United States, 1979-1984
"Global revolution": the ascendance of democracy promotion in US foreign policy, 1982-1986
Tracking "the Indiana Jones of the right": right-wing transnational activism, public diplomacy, and the Reagan doctrine, 1981-1990
"The grindstone on which we sharpen ourselves": solidarity activism and the US war on Nicaragua, 1981-1990
From the Cold War to the end of history: US democracy promotion, interventionism, and unipolarity, 1987-1990.
Genre/Form
History.
Case studies.
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