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Obama, US Politics, and Transatlantic Relations

Change or Continuity?

by Giles Scott-Smith (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 326 Pages

Summary

In November 2008 Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States after a campaign that promised change and renewal. Many in the United States – and Europe – hoped for a new beginning. But what has been achieved?
The nineteen essays in this book provide a timely assessment of the ‘Obama Effect’ in transatlantic relations during the first years of his administration. Ranging from Obama’s importance within US domestic politics to his impact on specific policy areas (national security, international law, the environment) and regions (Middle East, South Asia), the book combines perspectives from the United States and across the European continent to present a unique multi-layered assessment of Obama’s political influence and the current state of play within US-European relations.

Details

Pages
326
ISBN (PDF)
9783035262155
ISBN (Softcover)
9789052018768
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (September)
Tags
Obama Obama Effect US-European relations
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 326 pp.

Biographical notes

Giles Scott-Smith (Volume editor)

Giles Scott-Smith is a senior researcher with the Roosevelt Study Center and Associate Professor in International Relations at the Roosevelt Academy, both in Middelburg, the Netherlands. At the beginning of 2009 he was appointed the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WWII at Leiden University.

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